A Tale of Two Alvin’s

A Tale of Two Alvin’s

“Decisions made from Integrity, Honesty and Experience”

By now, I am sure you have all seen this tagline for the upcoming commissioner election on various platforms.

Integrity – The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness
Honesty – The quality of being honest
Experience – Practical contact with and observation of facts or events

Three values I am wholeheartedly on board with but sadly, over the course of our lives, we come across those who act one way in public and another in private. Standing strong in truth and integrity used to mean something. It’s what makes you. What builds your character. When people trusted you, what you said had purpose.

However, in today’s world, it has become common to say one thing but do the complete opposite.

When presented with evidence of fraud and deceit originating at San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH), it was greeted with dutiful silence and blank stares. The actions of our commissioners flagrantly indicated they had every intention of staying with this dishonest health department. Actions always speaks louder than words.

Has SJBPH pulled the wool over Archuleta County?

When pressed about leaving SJBPH, Alvin decided to stay mum. Making no recommendation to leave or to remove a conniving director. In fact, no motion was made in either direction.

That was one side of Alvin.

Here is another. At the 1:57 minute mark, you will hear me say “I think this is a good example, another one, of why we need to get out of San Juan”.

In reply, you will hear Alvin clearly state “Hey, I’m all for it”.

Privately, he supports leaving this corrupt health department, yet, when confronted with a choice to make, he stands down.

Why?

The tale of two Alvin’s.

Does this sound like someone who makes “Decisions from Integrity, Honesty and Experience”?

Bethany Cole
Author: Bethany Cole

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