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Letter: Investigate the county

Jae Julgran
Glenwood Springs

While I would like to congratulate the PI on its journalistic excellence in exalting the pizza boy/pizza man story, I would also like to inquire how it is that we read nothing about the recent “resignation” and “mutual agreement” employment endings occurring in the highest level of our county’s government.

Drew Gorgey just “agreed to part ways” with his job as county manager, and a couple of months ago, Frank Hutfless, the county attorney, retired, having only served two years of his contract.

That makes two extremely important, influential and high-paying county positions left vacant, both of which had only very recently been filled after using taxpayer money to fill them via a recruitment firm.

Why isn’t the PI investigating what is going on at the county? Why are we having to pay out severance for a retirement and an “agree to part ways?” I would hope that our local journalists might actually take an interest in discovering why it is that the BOCC either made such bad hiring decisions or else fell out of favor with their choices so quickly after hiring them, particularly after putting so much trust in a county manager with absolutely zero experience?

It is our money and our county government, which now seems to be left sorely lacking in leadership; we are entitled to know why the BOCC seems to be so cavalier about our county and its coffers.

How about putting the pizza boy on the back burner and finding out just what the heck is going on at 108 8th St. for a change?


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