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Tom Beck and Roger Chandler Re-Elected to City Council
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Tom Beck and Roger Chandler Re-Elected to City Council

By Galen Patterson At the end of a long and drawn out election, incumbent candidates Tom Beck and Roger Chandler have won the election. In District 2, Beck beat former councilmember and Mayor Bob Harbicht by nearly 100 votes. The final count put Beck at 1,080 votes and Harbicht at 982. In district 5, Chandler…

Why is Sho Tay Spending Campaign Money after being Appointed?
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Why is Sho Tay Spending Campaign Money after being Appointed?

        By Galen Patterson Mayor Pro Tempore Sho Tay was appointed by the City for an extended second term in office specifically because he was the only candidate from the 3rd district. One other 3rd district Arcadian had drawn papers, but had not submitted them. With the lack of any prospective write-in…

Durango, Colorado Tops the ‘Charm per Square Inch’ Scale
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Durango, Colorado Tops the ‘Charm per Square Inch’ Scale

By Galen Patterson Durango rests in the southern Rockies like a beautiful, vibrantly-colored piece of coral in a reef. All roads leading into it run through valleys surrounded by the exquisitely carved mountains of the San Juan Range, just on the edge of the San Juan National Forest. Western Colorado has such a distinct geography…

Fake News Rears its Ugly Head during Arcadia Election
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Fake News Rears its Ugly Head during Arcadia Election

how is negative campaigning affecting voters? By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s politicians have a history of clean campaigning. Politicians ran campaigns on their political stances and that used to be enough. “It’s been that way for as long as I can remember,” says Councilman Tom Beck. However, something changed in 2016. The struggle between former Mayor…

Arcadia City Council Recap: Arcadia’s New Local Holiday
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Arcadia City Council Recap: Arcadia’s New Local Holiday

By Galen Patterson City Council met on Mar. 6 in the council chambers for a regular meeting resulting in a new city-wide holiday. The meeting was blessed by Rabbi Shalom Steifel of the Chabad of Arcadia-Temple City, and the pledge of allegiance was led by local hero and 80-plus year Arcadian John “Doc” Wells. Awards…

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