Evaluation of Colorado county websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Colorado county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Colorado's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest counties, which averaged an "A-" website transparency grade in January 2012. In August of 2012, the rest of the counties were re-evaluated and averaged a "C-" website transparency grade. In 2009, the average website transparency grade for Colorado counties was a "D."

Five largest counties

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 4 5
P
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
N
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Comparison chart

" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits &
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Adams County, Colorado A+ Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Arapahoe County, Colorado A- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Denver County, Colorado B Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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P
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Y
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El Paso County, Colorado A+ Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Jefferson County, Colorado A- Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}

All counties in 2012

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
40 38 41 43 50 34 8 3 35 49
P
Partial.png
9 23 20 19 5 7 21 4 20 6
N
600px-Red x.png
15 3 3 2 9 23 35 57 9 9
No Website 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

All counties

" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits &
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Adams County, Colorado A+ Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Alamosa County, Colorado D- P
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{{{1}}}
P
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P
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Arapahoe County, Colorado A- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Archuleta County, Colorado B
{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Baca County, Colorado F N
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P
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N
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Bent County, Colorado F N
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P
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P
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
Boulder County, Colorado B Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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Y
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Y
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Broomfield County, Colorado B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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N
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P
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Y
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Chaffee County, Colorado B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Cheyenne County, Colorado F N
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P
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P
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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P
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Clear Creek County, Colorado B Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Conejos County, Colorado D- N
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{{{1}}}
P
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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N
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Costilla County, Colorado D N
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P
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Crowley County, Colorado F N
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P
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P
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Custer County, Colorado C N
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Delta County, Colorado B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
P
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N
600px-Red x.png
Y
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Y
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Denver County, Colorado B Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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P
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Y
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Dolores County, Colorado D N
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P
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P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Douglas County, Colorado A+ Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Eagle County, Colorado B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
Y
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El Paso County, Colorado A+ Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Elbert County, Colorado C- Y
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Y
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P
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P
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Fremont County, Colorado D P
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{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
Y
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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P
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Garfield County, Colorado B Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Gilpin County, Colorado B
{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
N
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Grand County, Colorado B
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
N
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Gunnison County, Colorado B Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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N
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Hinsdale County, Colorado D- N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Y
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P
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N
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N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Huerfano County, Colorado F N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Jackson County, Colorado F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Jefferson County, Colorado A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Kiowa County, Colorado D- P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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N
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P
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N
600px-Red x.png
Y
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N
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N
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Kit Carson County, Colorado C
{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
La Plata County, Colorado A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Lake County, Colorado F P
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N
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{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
N
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N
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N
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P
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P
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Larimer County, Colorado B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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P
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P
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Las Animas County, Colorado D
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Lincoln County, Colorado C- Y
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P
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{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
P
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Logan County, Colorado C- Y
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Y
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P
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P
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Y
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{{{1}}}
N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Mesa County, Colorado C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Mineral County, Colorado D N
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P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Moffat County, Colorado B Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Montezuma County, Colorado C- P
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{{{1}}}
N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Montrose County, Colorado B Y
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Morgan County, Colorado D N
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P
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P
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{{{1}}}
Y
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N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Otero County, Colorado C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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P
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
Ouray County, Colorado C P
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Park County, Colorado C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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P
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Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Phillips County, Colorado C- P
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P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Pitkin County, Colorado C-
{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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N
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P
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Prowers County, Colorado C-
{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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P
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N
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{{{1}}}
P
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Pueblo County, Colorado B Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Rio Blanco County, Colorado C- Y
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P
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P
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{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Rio Grande County, Colorado F P
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P
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P
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P
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Routt County, Colorado C Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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P
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N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Saguache County, Colorado D N
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P
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{{{1}}}
Y
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P
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N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
San Juan County, Colorado A+
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
San Miguel County, Colorado A-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Sedgwick County, Colorado F N
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P
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
N
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Summit County, Colorado B- Y
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P
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Y
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Teller County, Colorado B- Y
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P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Washington County, Colorado F P
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P
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Weld County, Colorado C Y
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P
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P
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P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Yuma County, Colorado D- Y
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P
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P
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P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
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N
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{{{1}}}

Correcting errors

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