Alamosa County incumbents
announce bids for re-election
Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson, County Assessor Sandra Hostetter, County Treasurer Amy McKinley, and County Clerk and Recorder Nicole Jaramillo announced Tuesday afternoon that they are seeking re-election during this year’s midterm elections.
Sheriff Jackson noted, “We haven’t seen any evidence that there’s anybody running against us.”
Held in the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) room, the four incumbents, two Democrats and two Republicans, gave a combined statement to their re-election. “We are dedicated public servants striving to do the best job possible for Alamosa County. We are weathering the COVID storm which has presented us with huge obstacles as most you have endured. We work well with the County Commissioners and County Administrator in staying within our allotted budgets.”
McKinley is running for her second term as treasurer. “The county currently has an outstanding team of individuals and I look forward to continued growth and excellence in all that we can provide to the citizens of the county,” she said in a written statement.
Jaramillo took over the Clerk and Recorder position after long-time Alamosa County Clerk Melanie Woodward retired in 2019. Jaramillo has almost 24 years of experience in the Clerk and Recorder’s office.
Hostetter is running for her sixth term as assessor. Hostetter said in her written statement “The County has been a wonderful place to work. It’s exciting to see all the new growth in our community. I love my job, my staff, and the citizens of Alamosa County.”
Jackson is running for his third term as sheriff. He gave credit to his command staff at the sheriff’s office, and the many “valued employees who strive to keep Alamosa County safe.”
Major subdivision on
Wednesday’s Alamosa County agenda
Alamosa County commissioners will give final consideration to a major 35-acre subdivision just west of the Comfort Inn at their meeting Wednesday. The applicants, JB Johnson Properties LLC, want to subdivide 35 acres into 7 tracts ranging from 2 acres to 13.5 acres. The full Alamosa County commissioners agenda is here.
Rio Frio Fest set for weekend
The Rio Frio 5K goes off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cole Park, and then it’s a host of accompanying activities from disc golf to the Kiwanis Costume Contest and the Grub and Pub downtown that will keep Alamosa hopping. Sunday’s featured event is a Rio Frio Mountain Bike Ride from Blanca Vista Park. Follow the link for the full schedule: http://riofrioice.com/.
NOTE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated Nicole Jaramillo’s years of experience in the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.