Wake up Walsenburg
You are being asked to get rid of your INDEPENDENT police department and create a monopoly in law enforcement. Monopolies always create more cost and less accountability. Special interests are asking you to vote to disband your police department without you knowing the costs up front. You vote to disband your police department and then write a blank check to county officials now and in the future. Is that really smart? Remember, our current, likable Sheriff and county officials won’t always be in office. This ties your hands to unknown sheriffs and county elected officials for many years to come. The real reason you are being asked to get rid of your police department now is because some with personal agendas can’t get what they want so they want to be able to control law enforcement politically. Don’t fall for this trap.
Well over 98% of cities our size in Colorado and the country have their own independent police department for good reason. Too much power in the hands of a well-meaning or a power hungry sheriff is not good. Combining law enforcement may make sense in small communities of a few hundred people but not cities like Walsenburg.
I was on city council years ago when this issue was brought up. It made NO sense then it makes NO sense now. Your current mayor and past and present city administrators all believe this is a BAD idea. We have a good and growing Walsenburg Police Department that is professional and getting better each day. Walsenburg has had its own police department for over 100 years and there is no financial benefit or other good reason to disband it.
Those wanting to get rid of the police department paint a rosy picture that looks enticing. But it is a trap that will tie the hands of your city government. Don’t give the county a blank check every year for law enforcement costs and don’t give the special interests people hiding in the background, the political clout they want and need to coerce city and county government in the future. Vote NO on 300 or pay the consequences. ~Larry Patrick Walsenburg
Thanks to the Huerfano County FPD, City of Walsenburg and Walsenburg PD
A couple of weeks ago, around 10:30 pm, we had a non-emergency event at our house involving the Walsenburg PD who arrived first, Huerfano County FPD and Derrick, a city employee. They all arrived in a very short amount of time and went to work trying to find an incredibly horrible odor coming from the house.
We would just like to thank these fine gentlemen who came out late at night, stayed past midnight, and worked so hard to find the problem. We appreciate knowing we can count on you, night or day! Sincerely, —Karl and Debi Sporleder Walsenburg
Huerfano County Republicans rock!
As we approach the election, I didn’t want another day to go by without thanking the Huerfano County Republicans for their tremendous support! The number of volunteers for various activities and manning our fantastic headquarters downtown Walsenburg, the amazing financial support to help us support local candidates, the incredible attendance and participation at our monthly meetings and all the fun you bring to the table, my hat goes off to you and THANK YOU for being a part of an awesome team.
As we get ready for our upcoming watch party at headquarters at 511 Main Street in Walsenburg on Tuesday, Nov 8 at 5 pm, put on your red shirts and let’s watch history be made. —Huerfano County Republican Committee Chair, Debu Sporleder