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Parachute cancels election

The town of Parachute has canceled its upcoming town trustee election scheduled for April 6. Deputy town clerk Denise Henderson said holding the election would be pointless, since four candidates are running for four seats.

“We’ll save some money by not holding the election,” Henderson said. “And we’ll be able to use that money for an election in two years.”

Three of the trustees are incumbents and will continue in their seats: Linda Waite, Judith Hayward and Kira Kiburis.



The fourth seat will go to Alison Teter, a Grand Valley High School English and journalism teacher.

Teter will fill the seat vacated by former trustee Robert LeBorgne, who recently moved out of town limits, making him ineligible to sit on the board. LeBorgne’s term was for two years. All the other terms are four-year terms.



Kiburis is a sixth grade teacher at Bea Underwood. She was appointed to serve on the board after trustee Derrol Almond passed away a year ago.

Hayward is retired, and Waite is a nurse at Grand River Medical Center in Rifle.


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