Rec Center tax passes, Wheelus elected mayor of Dolores

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Rec Center tax passes, Wheelus elected mayor of Dolores

Rec Center tax passes, Wheelus elected mayor of Dolores

Candidates, family and friends listen as results are read at Cortez City Hall on election night.
Michael Lavey receives a hug from Cortez City Council member Shawna McLaughlin after his victory in the council election on Tuesday night.
Cortez Clerk Linda Smith reads the results of the April 3 election.
Lance McDaniel receives hugs after results showed that he lost his bid for City Council by 16 votes.
Residents and City Council members react at City Hall as Cortez Clerk Linda Smith announces that Ballot 2A, to extend and reduce the sales tax that funds the Cortez Recreation Center, had passed.
Geof Byerly and Cortez Mayor Karen Sheek talk while waiting for election results.
Community members and candidates wait for results of the April 3 election.
Campaign buttons adorned many who waited for election results Tuesday at City Hall in Cortez.
Chad Wheelus, photographed at home Tuesday while celebrating his birthday, was elected mayor of Dolores. He defeated Jerry Whited, 154 votes to 119 votes.
Cortez Clerk Linda Smith hands off a ballot box to Montezuma County election deputy Miranda Warren after the polls closed.
Montezuma County election judges Patti Karraker, Ann Gordanier and Marjie Branson wait for the next batch of ballots to tally.
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