Wednesday, June 23, 2010

PCEOC Festival

Artist Wayne Pritchard with visitors (your DD crew) to his mobile Pinon Canyon art exhibit

On Saturday, June 19, we packed up for another shot at the Colorado "outback", that great southeastern Colorado semi-arid expanse, to Kim, Colorado (271 miles from Denver), where the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition (PCEOC) was having a Festival (see previous post). Speakers in the school gym and art/photography exhibits in adjacent buildings, a sit-down barbecue meal, along with 100F temperatures and wind outside, made for an exhilarating experience. Over 250 attended, and for a town with a population of 65, that's a lot.

The audience sat quietly while politicians and candidates explained why they were against the Army's position, whatever that may morph into, and for the property rights of the land owners. Even the "willing seller" caveat was found not to be acceptable. Coming up: individual speeches of note.


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