Category Archives: Video-meetings

Money in Politics

Money in Politics: What it is and What Can Be Done About It.
The public was invited to attend this informational presentation on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Sangre de Cristo Community Room in Buena Vista, Colorado from 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Rionda Osman, from LWV of Boulder County’s Campaign Finance Reform Team, spoke about money in politics at the national, state and local levels, including ways we can advocate for improvements in election financing.

Money in Politics Action Kit

Printable slides from the Money in Politics Presentation below

Money in Politics Common Cause Presentation – More Information

Drinks & Dialogue


Director Jason Grant Smith to Participate in the Screening of his Film, I Voted? at the League of Women Voter’s Drinks and Dialogue Event at the Boathouse in Salida, on October 26th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

How do you know if your vote was counted? How do you know if the electronic voting systems that are increasingly used by states are accurate? I Voted? is a film which was featured at the Tribeca film festival this past year that investigates these concerns. Produced by Katie Couric and directed by Jason Grant Smith, the film takes a close look at some of the serious security problems with electronic voting.

Come to this League of Women Voters Drinks and Dialogue event on October 26th, at the Boathouse, 228 North F Street, Salida to see the film and have a post film discussion. Jason Grant Smith, the director, will participate remotely to answer questions and make comments about the film. Lori Mitchell, County Clerk will also be available to answer questions about the Colorado approach to issues of voter security. Buy a drink, enjoy some appetizers provided by the League and join us for this enjoyable and thought-provoking evening.

14th ANNUAL PICNIC GREAT SUCCESS

Jim Wilson - HD60

Forty members and guests enjoyed the LWVCC annual picnic. Representative Jim Wilson gave an update on the legislation he worked on last year and what he will introduce this year.  Kerry Donavan was unable to attend, because of a state committee meeting. She did send a her regrets and a summary of her bills.  Thank you, Scott Hartman and Mary Helen Dunn for getting and preparing the pulled-pork and doing the set-up and take down.  Karen Dils, Jan Scar, Rose Mirich, Marjie Gray and Bob Gray also helped and many other pitched in to help clean up.  LWV members brought delicious side dishes to share.  Marjie presented a power point showing what the LWVUS and LWVCO have been actively doing while we all enjoyed our summer. We welcome two new members from Salida: Nancy Kirkwood  and Judy Bol.

Let’s Talk Transportation

On March 13, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm The LWVCC hosted a community event on Chaffee County Transportation Issues now and in the future. The public was invited.

Let’s Talk: the Chaffee County Commissioners

On Monday, February 13th the Chaffee County, Colorado Commissioners Dave Potts, Keith Baker, and Greg Felt spoke about current and future issues facing our county. They also answered questions from the audience. The public was invited. The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County invites you to view the video below.

Let’s Talk Housing – Nov. 2016

On November 14, 2016 the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County hosted a Community Event. The public was invited to discuss housing concerns in Chaffee County. The Guest Speaker was Marjo Curgus. It was held at the  United Methodist Church in Salida, CO. Below is the video of the presentation.

Link to Marjo Curgus presentation

 Running a Marijuana Business

Are you wondering what are the legal and business issues confronting marijuana businesses? The League of Women Voters Chaffee County hosted a public meeting March 21, Noon-1:00 to learn about these topics. Kat McQuillan who operates the Tenderfoot Health Collective, which sells both medical and recreational marijuana and hemp products was the speaker. She opened this Salida business in 2009. The meeting was held in the United Methodist Church, 228 E. 4th St. Salida.

Meet the Mayors from Salida and BV

Meet Mayor Jim Dickson from Salida and
Mayor Joel Benson from Buena Vista

The League of Women Voters hosted a meeting with the Chaffee County Mayors from Salida and Buena Vista on September 21st, 2015.

Sept. 15, 2014 meeting – Workforce housing video

Sept. 15, 2014 League of Woman Voters – Chaffee County meeting at the Pinon Room, Buena Vista, CO. The subject was Workforce housing, Linda Mulka and Diane Lively Co-Chairs.

Commissioners Provide Update on County Issues


At the Monday, January 13th League meeting, which was open to the public, Commissioners Dennis Giese, Frank Holman, and Dave Potts discussed current issues, such as…

•  Results of the public hearing on the Land Use Code, scheduled for January 7

•  Status of the Hill Ranch restoration

•  What role the commissioners play in the CDOT restructuring of Hwy 24 through BV and of Hwy 50 through Poncha Springs and Salida

•  Reasons for banning—until after December 2014—the submission, acceptance, or processing of applications and the licensing of recreational marijuana businesses

•  How the county is involved in Brown’s Canyon

•  Sharing the costs of emergency services among the municipalities, the commissioners’ role in making decisions about the service, and whether the hospital is taking over ambulance service.

Link to Chaffee County web site for commissioner information. 

Link to agendas and minutes for commissioner meetings, documents which are on the County Clerk’s web site. Click on the tab in the upper left corner: “Clerk to the Board.”