PAST RECORDED PRESENTATIONS (from most recent first)
NOTE: “ These forums and programs are copyrighted by the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC). Based on LWVCC policy and FCC requirements, videos must be aired from start to finish. Any use of these videos, or any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the debate without the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County's permission is prohibited, unless it is for educational or nonpartisan purposes.”
11/13/23: Censorship in Libraries and Schools. Presented by Jamie LaRue current head of Garfield County Library District and former director of Douglas County Libraries and the Executive Director of the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom. Video Link (Make sure you slide back to the beginning)
10/14/2023: Buena Vista School Board Candidate Form. (Difficulty with the new equipment, even though tested, did not produce sound as loud as we would have liked unfortunately. We apologize and will work on it.) The "candi-dating" portion which had each candidate at a table of 8-10 folks for 10 minutes and then rotating was not recorded due to impossible logistics. You can find additional questions and answers that were asked of all candidates by the League of Women Voters' premier national Voter Education portal at Vote 411. Here is our video link of the forum.
10/9/2023: Senior Services Panel (Even after practicing, our new recording equipment did not do a great job of picking up sound, so you have to listen carefully). Listed below are the panelists in order of their speaking followed by links to their websites to you can find much of the information presented. It was an excellent panel and we apologize for the sound quality and delay in getting it on our website.
- Dee Dubin from Places to Age, a community group trying to get an assisted living and memory care unit into Buena Vista.
- Aubrey Tamietti from Ark Valley Helping Hands a division of Public Health that provides household and lawn services.
- Tom McConaghy from the Area Agency on Aging which has a great green book with resources.
- Molly Bischoff from Aging Well Coalition a division of Public Health with healthy activities.
Here is that video link.
10/04/2023 Salida City Council Candidate Forum hosted by LWVCC and Truth Has A voice Foundation.
Video Link: Salida City Council Candidate Forum
9/11/23: Combatting Disinformation with Jan Wondra and Stephen Hall. Video Link
Additional links: Article Summarizing Presentation Fact-Checking Sources
05/08/2023: Chaffee County Fire Protection Chief Robert Bartram. Video Link.
04/20/2023: Schools, Kids and Covid, Amanda Neitzel, PHD and Samantha Messier, PHD Video Link
03/15/2023: Lessons Learned from Covid, Dr. Eric Toner and Andrea Carlstrom Video Link
03/02/2023: County Commissioners Update Video Link
02/13/2023: Health Care in Chaffee County Video Link Click here to see the Powerpoint slides from Public Health's Director, Andrea Carlstrom.
01/09/2023: Meet the Mayors! Video Link
11/14/2022: Solvista Regional Assessment Center Powerpoint. Click here for more information and slide down to the bottom for video on the Regional Assessment Center.
10/05/2022: Buena Vista Member Spotlight Member Spotlight
9/28/22: Congressional District 7 Town Hall. CD 7 Link
Vote4119/12/22: LWV Chaffee County Health Care Committee Update: Link Update
7/4/22 Buena Vista. Members of League of Women Voters Chaffee County march in the 4th of July Parade. Video.
5/13/22: Read McCulloch, Executive Director of Chaffee Housing Trust, explains the community land trust model for affordable home ownership. Susanna Spaulding, moderator and Leadership Team Member. Chaffee Housing Trust.
4/18/22 HRRMC Board Candidate Forum, moderator Scott Hartman, LWVCC Voter Service Coordinator. Candidates: Bill Alderton, Rick Carroll, Susan Dunn, Dean Edwards, Lydia Segal
HRRMC Candiate Forum
3/25/22. Poncha Springs Trustee Virtual Candidates Forum, moderator Scott Harman, LWVCC Voter Service Coordinator.
Candidates: Katie Davis, Evalyn Parks, Adrian Quintana, Darryl Wilson. Forum Link.
3/14/22 Learn about Buena Vista's new modular manufacturer and community developer. Click Fading West Presentation to watch STARTING 4/7 (sorry it wasn't available sooner).
2/22/22 Chaffee County Commissioners Update - https://youtu.be/QsBNiP2ZWhA
To see the chat box and some links go to Chaffee County Commissioners Chat Box
2/14/22 Update on CO Immigration Issues by Lisa Duran, Executive Director of Colorado Immigration Rights Coalition.
Due to technical troubles the presentation was not recorded. We apologize. Here are the documents Lisa included in her presentation: 2021 Legislative Report .pdf, Am Imm History - Hist Channel.docx, Don't You Understand?, Immigration-Facts-The-Positive-Impact-of-Immigration-2020-Fact-Sheet.pdf.
1/10/22 Presentation by SolVista and NAMI regarding Mental Health, especially in Chaffee County.
12/13/21 Presentation by Karen Sheek, LWVCO president to update us on state activities. Also Sandy Long updates us on Carbon Pricing actions one can take. Click here. Here's a short written summary.
11/8/21 Presentation by retired physician and LWVCC member, Dr. Carol Merovka. Learn the history, complexities, causes and potential solutions of our health care system - USA Health Care for Profit - Click for our Document Library/Event Folders/Health Care Resource Reading (open the folder to the left of event folders, then look on the right for the Resource list).
10/19/21 Presentation by Colorado Secretary of State and Chaffee County Clerk - Keeping Elections Accessible and Secure
10/11/21 Presentation of pros & cons of 2021 Colorado Ballot Issues - Marjie Gray & Karen Dils, presenters
Click Ballot Issues 2021
10/6/21 Salida City Council and School Board conversation-Scott Hartman, moderator. Click here.
10/4/21 Buena Vista School Board Candidate Forum-Scott Hartman, moderator. Click here.
9/14/21 Truth in Media - Presentation by Cheryl Brown-Kovacic with media panelists
Link: https://youtu.be/Jjy8e0QmuDs . Here are a couple of additional links with additional info on how various media sources are rated in terms of bias and reliability: All Sides, Ad Fontes Chart, and Trusting Bias Charts.
4/12/21 Chaffee County Commissioners Update - Link: https://youtu.be/fqRlX9ltNxM
4/7/21 Voter Suppression & the Rural Utah Project - Click here to listen and watch presentation.
3/8/21 Energy Innovation and Climate Legislation by Sandy Long
Link to full presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx64M3moqmo&t=81s (about an hour with questions).
Link to Power Point slides only. This is a slide show you can open with google docs. You can read most of what Sandy says at the bottom of each slide. Just hit your right arrow to advance the slide.
2/8/21 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by Wendell Pryor
Link: https://youtu.be/9Q-X6W2-slo Here is the list of resources Wendell suggested.
1/29/21 Colorado Secretary of State giving award to LWVCO (LWV section starts at 14:30-18:07)
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold awards National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Awards to five individuals/organizations who made significant contributions to the success of the 2020 General Election in Colorado, which featured unprecedented challenges including a global pandemic, forest fires across the state, and rampant disinformation.
1/28/21 COVID Presentation by Dr. Eric Toner, Johns Hopkins,
1/11/21 Slide Presentation on Chaffee County Housing Update
Unfortunately the audio recording malfunctioned. The slideshow link above should give you most of the info. Becky is happy to keep the conversation going so you contact her at email@example.com or 719-239-1398. You can access some of the questions and answers from the discussion here.
11/9/20 Presentation on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
On our first attempt at recording a Zoom meeting, we didn’t quite get the Record button pushed soon enough so it starts with member Carol Merovka giving a little background on the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act). She refers to the Democratic Bill sponsored by Michael Bennett (SB 2843) and the Republican bill (SB2920).
Link: here to view & listen. To view the slides only click Alliance Power Point
12/14/20 Law Enforcement Presentation
Unfortunately our recording got a late start so the first person you see is member Karen Dils, then Salida Police Chief, Russ Johnson, then Buena Vista Police Chief, Dean Morgan.
Link: here to watch.