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In recognition of Sunshine Week – a national initiative to promote open government and freedom of information – reporters for The Durango Herald visited 12 government agencies to gauge their...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town of Ignacio

Balty Quintana, town managerWhen an in-person request was made for Quintana’s contract, the clerk responded she was unsure if the contract was an open public record and needed time to find out. She...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College

Dene Thomas, presidentAt the Office of Human Resources on Tuesday morning, the records requester asked to see Thomas’ contract.The woman at the front desk said, “I’d have to have a direct OK from...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department

David Felice, chiefThe records requester made a verbal request on Tuesday morning to Human Resources Manager Marie Stephens to see Felice’s employment contract. Stephens went to find the document...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R

Keith Owen, superintendentThe records requester, at the district’s administrative offices, verbally asked for Owen’s contract Wednesday but was told written requests are required by district...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County

Shawn Nau, county managerThe records requester made a verbal request for Nau’s employment contract on Tuesday morning.County employee Sarah Jacobson tried searching for Nau’s employment contract in...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District

Rocco Fuschetto, superintendentAt the administration office for the district, the requester verbally asked for Fuschetto’s contract. The contract was presented in about five minutes.When the...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Health Department

Leon Vinci, former directorAfter receiving a verbal request for the former director’s contract, a receptionist at the San Juan Basin Health Department was unsure how to respond.The records...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango

Ron LeBlanc, city managerThe records requester verbally asked Karen Ramirez, an administrative assistant in the City Manager’s Office, for LeBlanc’s contract early Tuesday morning.Ramirez gave the...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District

Morris Ververs, superintendentThe records requester said he was making an open-records request; specifically, he would like to see the contract of the district superintendent.The smile of the...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Dwayne Romero, executive directorThe records requester on Tuesday visited the agency office on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center building in downtown Denver, a short walk from the Capitol.A...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire & Rescue Authority

Dan Noonan, chiefThe records requester made a verbal request for the chief’s contract to Human Resources Director Jodi Hayden early Tuesday morning.Hayden said all public record requests must be...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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