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Weld elected officials: County Commissioners need the oversight, vote NO on 1A

Weld elected officials: County Commissioners need the oversight, vote NO on 1A

“If it’s broke, fix it. Give them a budget. Give them an attorney. Let them be able to do their job, and if it doesn’t work after that, then take it to the voters. But right now, (the commissioners) are just wasting our money.” — Beau Woodcock, Mayor of Johnstown.

By Sherrie Peif · September 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Exclusives, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Weld County
Weld County Council election to cost voters $150K

Weld County Council election to cost voters $150K

“It’s disappointing. It’s clearly irresponsible, but it’s also clearly politically driven and not what the residents of the county probably want.” — Jeffrey Hare, former county council member.

By Sherrie Peif · September 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized, Weld County
Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

“We understand that our community is passionate about political causes and candidates. We also support the right to exercise free expression. It is incredibly unfortunate when activities of this nature disrupt important events like Parent Nights, Back-to-School Nights, or other school-sponsored activities.” — Will Trachman, DCSD Legal Counsel.

By Sherrie Peif · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized

Weld County Commissioners split on whether to send charter change to voters

“I would have like to have seen a lot more discussion, thought and research done prior to just coming to us last week and asking us to put this on the ballot so quickly.” Weld County Commissioner Chairwoman Julie Cozad.

By Sherrie Peif · August 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Sherrie Peif, Weld County
Guest editorial: Initiative to ban smartphones for kids ignores benefit of technology

Guest editorial: Initiative to ban smartphones for kids ignores benefit of technology

The “Preservation of Natural Childhood” initiative would make any sort of handheld wireless technology to be used by anyone aged 13 and younger illegal. This is anything but “natural”.

By Greg Pulscher · June 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Politics
New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

“Does Dr. Glass understand that charter schools are bound by federal and state public school laws? Does he know that charter schools are not allowed to discriminate in their enrollment policies and that they adhere to the same testing standards as district-run schools? Does he realize that charter schools accept students with disabilities and/or special needs?” — Kim Gilmartin, Jeffco parent.

By Sherrie Peif · May 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, Politics, Sherrie Peif

Colorado's "Damn Roads" one step closer to getting fixed after challenge period passes

“We said without raising taxes because that’s what’s in the measure. It is up to the legislature to decide how to fund this. Maybe it’s through budget cuts, maybe it’s through innovation, maybe it’s through reprioritization.” — Jon Caldara, President of the Independence Institute.

By Sherrie Peif · May 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation, Uncategorized
Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

“Our constitution is pretty clear,” Rep. Tim Leonard (R-Jefferson) said. “We need to be a single-subject bill. I would suggest we are creating a dangerous precedent here that incorporates so many things to make so many people happy.”

By Sherrie Peif · May 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Durango, Education, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Health Care, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transportation, Uncategorized
Senators Cooke and Neville take a stab at transportation fix

Senators Cooke and Neville take a stab at transportation fix

“It’s our job; it’s what we’re supposed to do. There’s money there to be found. The state of Colorado has to have some skin in the game. We have to have some money come from the general fund.” Sen. John Cooke, (R-Greeley).

By Sherrie Peif · April 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Bills funding transportation, schools and hospitals appear dead; stalled in the House

Bills funding transportation, schools and hospitals appear dead; stalled in the House

“If we’re not going to have any negotiations in good faith, then what they have done has not been in good faith. If we’re not going to have negotiations, then there is no point in having a damn bill.” — Jerry Sonnenberg on SB17-267

By Sherrie Peif · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Uncategorized