By Gus Jarvis The Watch (Telluride-Ouray-Ridgway-Montrose)
RIDGWAY – The Ouray County Commissioners reviewed three ballot questions on the Nov. 2 ballot this week and saw what they characterized as a "drastic" change in the county should any or all of the issues should pass.
Local government would, in effect, be largely defunded.
County Administrator Connie Hunt, who will begin drafting the 2011 Ouray County budget next month, has been crunching numbers, reporting her findings to the commissioners at a meeting Monday in Ridgway.
Steamboat Springs – Routt County government and Steamboat Springs school officials are critical of three ballot measures they say would affect revenues, require additional budget cuts and reduce services.
Colorado voters in November will consider Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61, which are citizen-led initiatives aimed at decreasing taxes and reducing government spending.