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Routt County coroner Rob Ryg

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Darrel Levingston to challenge Rob Ryg for Routt County coroner

Darrel Levingston is once again challenging Rob Ryg for the office of Routt County coroner in November.

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Ryg retains Routt County coroner seat

Routt County voters decided overwhelmingly Tuesday to keep coroner Rob Ryg in office. Ryg easily held off challenges from Democrat Darrel Levingston and unaffiliated candidate Kevin Nerney to keep the job. Ryg has been the county’s coroner for the past seven years and was deputy coroner for the seven years before that.

Election Guide: 2 challenge Routt County coroner

Darrel Levingston and Kevin Nerney hope to take seat from incumbent Rob Ryg

For seven years, Rob Ryg has been unchallenged as the Routt County coroner. This year, two locals are posting their experience and new ideas in a bid to take over the job.

Sheriff candidates even in spending

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.

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Routt County coroner candidates tout experience

Levingston, Nerney speak at Rotary forum; Ryg unable to attend

The two challengers taking on Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said the emergency response and medical experience they each have would add a new dimension to the coroner’s office. Darrel Levingston and Kevin Nerney spoke to the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs at a forum Tuesday.

A life of death: The role and election of Routt County coroner

The county coroner is not required to carry a gun, wear flashy sunglasses and make pithy one-liners at crime scenes like in popular TV shows. What the Routt County coroner does requires a lighter touch and more empathy as he notifies the families of car crash victims and suicides and makes determinations on the cause of 40 or so unattended or suspicious deaths each year.

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