Adams declines spot on the Estes Park school board

Full story: Estes Park Trail-Gazette

The controversy surrounding the recent school board election came to an end Monday night when newly-elected board director Christie Adams declined to take her seat on the board.
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Unlike yours wrote:
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rational. The Constitution is a real b*tch for you isn't it?
The constitution was written by enlightened and rational men. Your responses are neither. Go carry a sandwich board on the corner.
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the voices you hear are in your head.......
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It's called the Holy Spirit. Maybe you should become acquainted with Him.
Lies Damned Lies Adams

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It was cowardly of Adams to not attend the meeting in person; I guess she didn't want to face Michelle Hurni's legion. That said, it's nice to see that she made the right decision in not accepting the position.

What she did is still childish, irrational, and silly, but what's done is done now and we can move on now. Let's just hope that two new members is enough and that our school board will actually be functional now. Hopefully we are done with the bully pulpit of figures like Jirsa and Miller.
Who is Michelle Hurni

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Nov 26, 2013
 
and what legion do you speak of? I heard there were seven people in the audience besides those there for other reasons.
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She did withdraw, with a no show to explain herself, for shame, Ms. Adams, for shame on you.. Hang your head low.
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She was elected, and her enemies mounted a successful whisper campaign forceing her to withdraw. Typical hick town politics. Guess who's next? Watch your back, detractors.
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It's called the Holy Spirit. Maybe you should become acquainted with Him.
The Holy Spirit spoke to you regarding the election to the board of education in Estes park? I have some land to sell you in Florida
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In the above article the Trail G editorial staff has not admitted they failed in their journalistic duties. They endorsed a candidate they not fully investigated! The retraction was too late. The editorial staff at the Trail G needs to apologize to the community they serve for their lack of due diligence and step up to a higher standard of reporting.
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Estes park resident wrote:
In the above article the Trail G editorial staff has not admitted they failed in their journalistic duties. They endorsed a candidate they not fully investigated! The retraction was too late. The editorial staff at the Trail G needs to apologize to the community they serve for their lack of due diligence and step up to a higher standard of reporting.
The School board doesn't have any requirements other then being a resident of EP and have no felonies. It is not the Trail Gazette's job to check candidate's resumes and to investigate. Mrs. Adams chose to lie and betray the voters of EP and create this difficult situation for the members of the school board, the teachers and the parents of this community.
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Just watched online the past school board meeting and league of women meeting where the candidates present themselves, wow, C. Adams is a darn good salesperson, with what she all did and having 3 kids her day must have 30 hours!hahaha....we all know now what she actually is!!!
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Voters should also apologize for pre-selecting certain candidates as their "pets" and promoting the crap out of them with softball questions.
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Did she ever consider her husband's family here in town and her own kids, how do they feel about this whole situation, I feel so sorry for them, when they google their mom and find out about this! And, by the way, she lied again when she said she's declining to take the seat, she could have fessed up and apologize to the voters of this town, but again lied and said it's because of her kids, wow, who is this person anyway?
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BAHAHAHA
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the job of a newspaper to investigate and report! What, do you think the purpose of a newspaper is to merely regurgitate press releases and be a forum for the business community to put out happy spin? The Gazette has become a pathetic shell of what newspapers in this country used to be. THe Gazette is an embarrassment to the press profession, and it is an embarrassment to our community.
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voter of EP wrote:
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The School board doesn't have any requirements other then being a resident of EP and have no felonies. It is not the Trail Gazette's job to check candidate's resumes and to investigate. Mrs. Adams chose to lie and betray the voters of EP and create this difficult situation for the members of the school board, the teachers and the parents of this community.
The mistaken notion that the Trail-Gazette or any other newspaper has to uncover the information that came to light is ridiculous. There is an assumption that if a person says they are qualified and then they list their credentials, it is assumed to be the truth. As far as we know, this has never happened on our small town local level , or at least a fabrication of this magnitude hasn't. She met the basic qualifications to be a school board member. Now... if one of the qualifications is to have a degree in education and university teaching experience,that is another matter. Even then, the school district would be the first line of defense against a fraud like this being committed. They would check out all of the items on a resume' to see if some "padding" is going on.

And, in this day and age, why would you do this any way? Did she just think that the community would accept it and move on? This would have come out eventually.

Newspapers endorse people, propositions and amendments all the time. There is a certain trust that a person seeking office has met the qualifications. And propositions, amendments and the like are written in a way that meets the requirements to appear on a ballot.

And if the T-G had done some snooping on everyone running and turned up "dirt" on them, the dilemma they face is one of, "What do we run and what do we leave alone?" They at least admitted that a mistake was made. And they followed up trying to get Ms. Adams side of the story and withdrawing their endorsement of her. Had these allegations been 100% false and they printed a story that hinted at fraud on her part, some would be calling for the publishers head on a pike at the entrance to town.

Sad that some seem to be taking the position that, "If the press had just kept their mouth shut, none of this would have happened!"

At least this incident can serve as an object lesson for the students. DO THE RIGHT THING!
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How exactly was this a whisper campaign? She lied to the public and the media looked into her credentials. Of course people will talk about something like that.

Maybe people used to whisper about her lying, but she took it to the public level.
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On its face, the woman's claims were utter nonsense. The Trail, with no true reporters or journalists on staff, should not be in the business of making endorsements. Their hubris, and yours, is sad. A true newspaper would not publish obvious lies. The idea that no one had ever lied before in our community, and they were somehow caught off guard, is also ridiculous. They are a newspaper (or pretend to be), not a 4 year old. Go back to trade school and learn how society works, and what standards various professions have to meet in order to be part of society.
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Why would you run for an office if you don't have time to serve in the position? To mislead the voters regarding your credentials and think you will not be found out is something you would expect out of a child, not an adult running for an elected office. What a joke.
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time if someone wouldn't have tipped off the Boulder newspaper about her exaggerations.

Imagine, they didn't even bother going to the local newspapers because they knew nothing would get done.

This happens all the time. People take legitimate news stories directly into the offices of the local papers and nothing comes from it.

It's not like they are phoning these tips in, they are walking them into the buildings, and NOTHING gets done about it.

Thank god there are people who will listen in Boulder and Fort Collins.

Burn the local papers. Get rid of the idiots who work for them and run them and bring it people who can spell and aren't fooled by liars.

The revolution will not be televised, and it definitely will not be covered by our local jokals.
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It sickens me that this town and people that don't even have a vested interest in this town are the ones that are on this Witch Hunt for her! Sickening! So sickening! Do you know her personal life and if things have happened (beside the witch hunt) that made her decide to step down and not take the seat. No, you don't. She stepped down now leave her the hell alone! You really ought to be looking at those that started this witch hunt and find out why they wanted her to step down...oh maybe because they were fired from the district and want to use certain board members as their pawn....Take a good long look at what is really happening....it isn't fact or fiction from Adams!

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