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Moffat County Commissioners gather for their weekly meeting Tuesday. It was the first meeting in five weeks that all three commissioners were present. John Kinkaid, center, acknowledged Tuesday that his five-week leave of absence was to check himself into rehab for alcohol and prescription drug abuse at the Harmony Foundation in Estes Park.

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Commissioner John Kinkaid returns from rehab, hopes to restore trust from Moffat County

It’s been a long five weeks for Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid, who abruptly left town in April to check himself into rehab for alcohol and prescription drug abuse. Kinkaid said Tuesday that he initially was hesitant to tell the community why he took a 30-day leave of absence, but ultimately he decided that telling the truth was best for him, his constituents and his family.

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