Two throw hats in ring for town board

Coach Biard, liquor store owner Boyce state interest in Youngquist seat

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Two Dolores residents have stepped forward recently indicating they would like to fill an open seat on the Dolores Town Board.

James Biard and Izzy Boyce have both submitted letters to the town stating that are interested in the position left vacant when local brewery owner Mark Younquist stepped down last month.

Biard, owner of Biard Brothers Concrete, said he felt it was time for him to step up to the plate.

"I've lived here all my life, and I figure it's my turn to get involved," he said.

Biard is active in the Dolores schools.

He coaches middle school and high school football and will help coach middle school basketball this year.

Boyce, owner of Dolores Liquors, said she hopes to fill the empty seat so she can be more involved in town happenings.

"I just want to be part of our community. I talk to so many people here at the store and just want to be involved in the direction of the town," Boyce said.

Boyce moved to Dolores in 1996 and has owned the liquor store for about 10 years, along with her husband, Paul.

A long time ago, people would go to the town meetings, and I don't hear that anymore, and I don't' understand why," she said.

Boyce said she would like to see more people move to and know about the wonderful things happening in Dolores, as well as attend meetings.

"I don't think people know about town board meetings because they don't know they are happening," Boyce said.

Boyce and her husband moved to Dolores after working over 20 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Dolores Town Board is expected to make an appointment to fill the empty seat on Monday, Sept. 8. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 420 Central Ave.

Board members are also expected to hear a report from the Southwest Conservation Corps regarding trail construction and the U.S. Forest Service on a trails update.

Lana Hancock, town clerk/treasurer, said that those interested in the open position can still send letters of interest to the Town Hall. The open position will be up for reelection in April of 2016.