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By Debbie Israel


March 21


March 24, 2017

San Juan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on March 21. Commissioners voted to approve two items during the meeting. Undersheriff Shane Ferrari requested approval to submit the annual application for Law Enforcement Protection Funds. He said the fund is tax money from insurance claims, and its purpose is to help officers. The annual request is for funds for more in-car cameras; and also for advanced training for detectives and lieutenants.

The second item of business approved by commissioners was the renewal of the property and casualty insurance for the county. Representative Kristi Galloway said this is the fourth year the policy has been renewed but next year commissioners will have to go out to bid again.

Tom Yost gave commissioners his annual update on the First Tee program of San Juan County. Yost said First Tee does much more than teach the game of golf, “We teach life skills thru golf,” he said. He told commissioners that there are more than 9000 children in San Juan County who benefit from this program. He also said Cortez, Colorado has been able to piggy-back off of the San Juan chapter, so that they also could offer First Tee. The county provides some funding for the program, which is partially used for scholarships for those who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate. Yost said there are many things to be taught through golf, including science, technology, engineering and math concepts.


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