Analysis: Did Hitch Rack Ranch deal involve the destruction of documents?

Colorado Springs Independent: The story about El Pomar Foundation paying $15 million from an unknown source to Continental Materials to ward off a legal action over a quarry project southwest of Colorado Springs has raised the question of whether state records were destroyed in violation of the law.

We reported on the payment and what led up to it on July 17.

The Indy first tried to shake loose the records in question in October 2019 with no luck.

Whether the disappearance of records from the governor’s office will be challenged remains to be seen. But let us recount what could lead someone to believe that those records were destroyed, which would be a violation of the state’s records retention laws.

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