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Ballots in the towns of Silt and New Castle will be mailed out next week, and must be returned to the respective town clerks by 7 p.m. on election day, April 6.

In Silt, the ballots will display the names of nine candidates – two for mayor and seven vying for three open seats on the board of trustees.

There will be no polling place in Silt, and absentee ballots can be requested from Town Hall until April 2.

New Castle is also holding a mail-in election, with no polling place, although the election to fill three town council seats and the mayor’s post is all but moot. That’s because only the incumbents signed up for the election.

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But New Castle voters also will be asked to decide on two ballot questions.

The questions ask voters to authorize the town to publish its official documents on the town website, rather than “in a local newspaper of general circulation,” as is done currently; and to authorize the town to impose a two percent use tax on motor vehicle registrations, and to use the revenues from that tax to pay for street repairs, maintenance and improvements.

Again, New Castle ballots must be received at Town Hall by 7 p.m. on election day, whether they are mailed in or dropped off.

On Feb. 24, Qwest Colorado President Charles Ward presented United Way of Garfield County with a check for $5,000.

Qwest regularly gives to Colorado United Way organizations and added two additional United Way’s this year – United Way of Garfield County and United Way of Eagle County.

United Way is a funding organization that provides grants to Garfield County health and human service non-profits. See http://www.unitedwayofgarfieldcounty.org for more information on the local United Way.


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