August 13, 2022

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Resisting the political extremist “bomb throwers” on the Western Slope

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People attend the Truth and Justice Rally at the old Mesa County Courthouse on December 1, 2021, in Grand Junction. Guest speakers included Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters. (Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun)

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GRAND JUNCTION —The push for civility in a county marred by toxic disagreements began with a beer.

Tim Sarmo, former regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, was having a brew with a friend after the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the nation’s capital. They were bemoaning the ugly partisanship and misinformation that had led to the attack. They saw the same extremism erupting locally in hateful letters to the editor, unruly crowds in public meetings, and flag-festooned pickup trucks gunning their engines around the streets of Mesa…

Nancy Lofholm

2022-04-17 04:04:00

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