Woodland Park Mayor dies before COVID-19 sanctuary vote

According to Woodland Park’s Community Facebook page, “Val Carr, Woodland Park’s Mayor who has been battling COVID for weeks has died. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.”

On February 4th, the Woodland Park City Council remained deadlocked on a resolution that mirrors the town of Monument’s ordinance declaring that businesses and citizens can choose whether or not to abide by state COVID-19 measures. The town of Elizabeth, Colorado is considering a similar ordinance. Thus far, neither Governor Polis nor Colorado Department of Public Health has infringed on the town of Monument’s ordinance.

The Woodland Park City Council is expected to reconsider the item at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Visit bit.ly/2MGZZTU to participate via Zoom.

Mayor Carr assumes office in April after winning the election by over 200 votes. He had previously run for Mayor of Woodland Park and lost.

There’s no word yet on Carr’s initial reason for hospitalization or comorbidities.