Apology from the Independent

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In recent blog posts on our website regarding the El Paso County sheriff’s race between Sheriff Terry Maketa and Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk, we have committed two factual mistakes.

On June 29, a post titled “Sheriff’s race in full swing,” we reported an inaccuracy. Teller County Sheriff Kevin Dougherty has endorsed Maketa, not his opponent.

Earlier, after the El Paso County Republican Women’s Picnic on June 22, we originally reported in "GOP picnics, Maketa arrives late," that Maketa did not appear. In fact, Maketa did arrive at the event before its conclusion.

In both instances, we were wrong. We have updated both posts with corrections.

We apologize to our readers, to Sheriff Maketa and to his campaign staff, for our errors.

Ralph Routon
Executive Editor
Colorado Springs Independent

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