When Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams showed up in remote Dove Creek on Friday morning, folks asked him if he was running for office.
Yes, but not until 2018 when he is seeking a second term. Williams arrived in Dove Creek in 2016 to visit Dolores County Clerk LaRita Randolph and her two staffers as part of his effort to visit all county clerks in their offices.
Her office in the Dolores County Courthouse features a huge picture window and a view of the Abajo or Blue Mountains in Utah — the state line is only eight miles west. Visitors frequently comment on the sight, but there’s not much else to praise about the courthouse, which was constructed in 1953, Randolph said.
“It’s old enough to be crappy but not old enough to be cool looking,” she said. “It’s that mid-century yuck.”