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    Grand County Council Member Curtis Wells has once again misrepresented the voters of Grand County, this time by signing a letter of endorsement for gubernatorial candidate Spencer Cox on what appears to be Grand County letterhead.

    To be clear, the Grand County government does not endorse any candidate, nor should it.

    Another time, you will recall, Wells went behind the backs of the council to get state legislators to preempt Grand County’s form of government, clearly against the will of the voters. That stunt has cost us considerable time, energy and money. He and his few cronies seem to mistakenly think this will return his “good ole boys” to the dais.

    In a recent “Citizens to be Heard” session, when called out for his unethical use of Grand County’s name at the top of his endorsement of Cox, Wells said he would “handle it,” then claimed he hadn’t seen it. Wait, what? Is Wells bending the truth? Or did he give Cox carte blanche to use his signature and Cox just conjured some fabrication and put Wells’ name on it?

    Either way, it will be wise to remember the shenanigans of Curtis Wells if his name ever again shows up on our ballot in the future.

    — Eve Tallman

    Editor’s note: When contacted, Wells told The Times-Independent that the Spencer Cox campaign stamped “Grand County” on the top of his letter of endorsement and that it was not written on the county’s official letterhead. He said he signed the letter as a member of the council, but not on behalf of the council.

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