March 2, 2010
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A comprehensive review of these bills by expert witnesses, including attorneys of criminal and constitutional law as well as law enforcement professionals from across state, revealed a plethora of serious shortcomings.
Wiggins and Jantz maintain the legislation passed by Colorado's House and Senate won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals and instead will punish law-abiding citizens. Both sheriffs said Tuesday that gun control has been the No. 1 concern of their constituents in recent months, and that every email, phone call and comment they have heard is from residents who oppose gun control legislation.
Sheriff confirms deputy will be provided to ACET
The Routt County Sheriff’s Office again will be a contributing agency to the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force.
Routt County Sheriff-elect Garrett Wiggins has offered his undersheriff position to Hayden Police Chief Ray Birch, who said today that he'll take the job.
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.
Wiggins out-raises Wall in final campaign finance reporting period
Routt County Republican sheriff candidate Garrett Wiggins out-raised incumbent Sheriff Gary Wall in the past month, yet each candidate spent about the same amount of money during the final reporting period before the election.
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.
Wiggins has outspent Bosick in primary race
With several days remaining in the primary elections, Routt County has had 26 percent of ballots returned, already surpassing the 12 percent turnout in the 2006 primary.
Republican candidates define themselves in TV18 interview
The two Republican candidates vying for a chance to stand against Democrat Gary Wall to lead the Routt County Sheriff’s Office explained their goals in a casual discussion with Steamboat TV18 on Wednesday.
It’s campaign season again, and two Republicans are stepping up their efforts to win the primary for Routt County Sheriff’s Office.
Routt County GOP and Democrat assemblies help form primary ballots Saturday afternoon
The candidacy field for Routt County sheriff shrank Saturday. Of three Republican candidates, only Garrett Wiggins won the 30 percent of delegate votes necessary to secure a Republican nomination for the office.
Field could narrow with 3 Republicans vying for votes at assembly
There’s at least one thing Routt County’s three Republican candidates for sheriff agree on: If they don’t get enough votes from party delegates Saturday, they’d likely drop out of the race rather than try to petition onto the August primary election ballot.
The All Crimes Enforcement Team commander temporarily exited the race because of the possibility of violating the Hatch Act, a federal provision that prohibits federal employees from running for office.
ACET commander said decision is based on Hatch Act questions
The All Crimes Enforcement Team commander said his agency would be finished spending a federal grant early next week. He'll refile for the Routt County sheriff's race then, to avoid any possible Hatch Act violation.
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.