Best Of Voting Nearing Finish Line

Several Weeks Left for Deciding High Country Bragging Rights

Rick Langenberg

Tired of COVID scares, politics, local drama, Bronco football loses and definite future Colorado Rockies collapses (let’s just trade our best player with Nolan Arenado), the Nov. election, relationship, family and health woes and more, fret not.


Put your worries to rest and enter the final weeks of The Best Of 2021 in the High Country, courtesy of TMJ News, which has been doing this contest for nearly 30 years. Results will be officially announced on March 16, but NOW is the time to vote, as the deadline will expire on March 9.

For the first time since the hefty competition started, we have provided an easy online method, by just going onto and using our Best Of link, or checking out our Facebook page.


Votes have been pouring in at a record pace, so make sure you get your tally in. The process is not that time consuming and features no hassles. For this week’s (Feb. 3) print issue, we have provided a full-page promotion, outlining the categories in more detail.


This is the real test for bragging rights for prime casino and business hangouts, gaming favorites, restaurant and entertainment hubs, individual contests, and even some fun categories, like Best Troublemaker. (We fully expect some of you to vote for yourself on that one). Plus, there is the showdown for best controversy and best government wish list (No, we don’t have room for 50 listed projects.) We have significantly added our categories from the initial concept to include more contenders from just the southern Teller area.


There are 70-plus categories, so if you can’t find a favorite contest, then just get creative with your own question. However, there are plenty of choices to pick from


In all seriousness, this is one of the true showcases of life in our friendly and great abode, and what places, casinos, restaurants, retail shops, and people really shine. Also, for this tough year, we want to know who offers the safest establishments during the coronavirus era. And then there is always the slug fest for the best public servant.


For those who have already participated in the preliminary votes, we thank you for your support and encourage your friends, family members and enemies to vote.


Also, local business owners, managers and operators: Please encourage your employees and customers to partake in this always competitive showdown.


Whatever you do, click here to Rock the Vote for the Best of the High Country 2021.