Keystone will become Colorado’s newest town following incorporation approval

Keystone is poised to become Colorado’s newest town, which will end decades of governance by elected Summit County officials.

Approximately 68% of voters cast ballots in favor of incorporation, with 291 votes of approval and 140 votes of disapproval, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night around 8:15 p.m.

The decisive victory for advocates of incorporation puts the resort community on a path for self-governance — so long as voters also approve a charter, the governing document for the town, at a later date.

“We’re happy that the citizens of Keystone see the need,” said Ken Riley, a Keystone resident who led the incorporation effort as president of two nonprofits, Incorporate Keystone and Keystone Citizens League. “This is the beginning of a major journey.”

Read more at our partner, Summit Daily.

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