Seeing double in Moffat County

Moffat County Clerk Lila Herod laughs about the sign outside her office in Craig. Don’t believe it — she’s much beloved by her staff. (SOS photo)

Moffat County Clerk Lila Herod admits she has a slight case of senioritis — she’s term limited after 2018, which means she’ll be leaving the office where she has worked since she was 25.

But Herod knows she really doesn’t have time accommodate that senioritis. She has two big elections to oversee, starting with the Nov. 6 election. And she’s doing it without the help of deputy county clerk Tori Pingley, who delivered twins on Aug. 23. Scarlett Jane and Colt Wesley join a big sister, Arlea Jean, who just turned 4. Pingley is on maternity leave.

Moffat County Clerk Lila Herod, left, and her deputy clerk, Amanda Tomlinson, with Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. (SOS photo)

“You’re really going to let her be gone through the November election?” Secretary of State Wayne Williams jokingly asked Herod when he visited the clerk’s office in Craig on Friday.

“Do I really have a choice? I’m lucky she didn’t take double maternity leave since she had twins,” Herod said with a laugh.

By the way, they’re warning folks about the water at the Moffat County Courthouse. That’s because a staffer for Routt County Treasurer Linda Peters also recently delivered twins.

Herod said the ballot for the Nov. 7 election will be full although there is no statewide measure. The junior college and the water conservancy district have mill-levy questions, the school district has board races and the town of Dinosaur has a marijuana issue on the ballot.

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