The Denver Post
February 5, 2012
NONPROFIT CEMETERY BOARDS
TRINIDAD – The five-member board, run by the same president for 30 years, has failed to follow its own bylaws, has filed inaccurate records with the IRS and has at least three members who appear to have conflicts of interest, a review of hundreds of pages of board records shows.
The board’s actions and finances are under investigation by the Colorado attorney general’s office. And circumstances in Trinidad, as well as at another nonprofit cemetery in Pueblo, have prompted Rep. Wes McKinley, D-Cokedale, to sponsor a bill requiring greater transparency and accountability for nonprofit cemetery boards. There are about 100 registered in Colorado, according to records, but not all cemeteries – including religious ones – have to register.
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Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni and Student Association for altering us to this article.