I've known Scott Graham since our high school days in Durango in the '70s. Among many memories that spring to mind, one arises that really demonstrates Scott's character.
As a junior, Scott decided he wanted to take up tennis. A more ordinary individual would have chosen the easy path of taking lessons. Scott chose to learn a new skill in the highly charged, competitive atmosphere of the high school tennis team. His tenacity and willingness to humbly learn something new are two characteristics that La Plata County needs.
With the complexity of competing interests in Southwest Colorado - gas, ranching, water, recreation, open space, trails, development - we are in dire need of a county commissioner with the intelligence, openness, awareness and hard-nosed tenacity of Scott Graham.
Finally, I believe Scott Graham is the candidate who can maintain the most difficult of balancing acts - that of retaining our priceless, unique natural environment while facilitating smart growth. Scott is an outdoorsman who knows and loves La Plata County.
He also is a husband and father who knows how tough it is to make a living here.
Patrick Owens, Bayfield