At high noon this Saturday, April 7, the new Mayor of Divide will be sworn into office.
And to no one's surprise, the voters' choice is Walter, the three-legged cat. The front-runner all along, he finished with nearly 4,000 votes when voting closed at 7 o'clock tonight. Nakai the wolf was a distant second, at 1,761. None of the other candidates even broke 1,000.
Of course, the ultimate winner is Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, which benefits from the votes; they cost a dollar-donation apiece.
The ceremony will take place at the TCRAS (located at 308 Weaverville Road, behind the sheriff's office), with a barbecue lunch to follow.