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April Garco BOCC/Library District meeting postponed

Garfield County Commissioners listen to the public at a meeting in 2017
Amy Hadden Marsh
Garfield County Commissioners listen to the public at a meeting in 2017

The April 2nd meeting was supposed to include interviews of the candidates for an open library board of trustee position. Garfield County Commission Chair John Martin told KDNK on Monday that the reasons behind the postponement include the absence of Commissioner Tom Jankovsky due to health issues and the library board’s request for a delay. But, Tuesday, Jamie LaRue, director of the Garfield County Library District, had not been informed of the change, and by Wednesday, library board candidates had also not been notified.

At issue are two intergovernmental agreements or IGAs - one proposed by the county commissioners that would take control of the library board appointments and one proposed by the library that would maintain library district control. Earlier this month, the commissioners decided in executive session to take charge of the appointment process and scheduled the April 2nd meeting for candidate interviews. Now that the meeting has been postponed, it is unknown when and how the appointment process will continue.

More of this story is available in this week’s Sopris Sun.  

Amy Hadden Marsh’s reporting goes back to 1990 and includes magazine, radio, newspaper and online work. She has previously served as reporter and news director for KDNK Community Radio, earning Edward R. Murrow and Colorado Broadcasters Association awards for her work. She also writes for Aspen Journalism and received a Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies award in 2023 for a story on the Uinta Basin Railway. Her photography has also won awards. She holds a Masters in Investigative Journalism from Regis University.