Helped by NFOIC and Knight FOI Fund, Colorado media entity sues for county records

With support from the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s Knight FOI Fund and members of the community, Delta County Citizen Report (DCCR), a nonprofit media organization, filed a lawsuit Feb. 8, 2022, against Delta County and Delta County Administration citing four violations of the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA).

JoAnn Kalenak, President of DCCR, said the organization is taking legal action alleging the county withheld public records on four occasions starting in 2019. On each occasion, DCCR asked for virtually the same information and was denied, charged an exorbitant fee, or provided misleading and irrelevant records by county record custodians.