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Greeley charter school showing marked improvements using unique teaching model

Greeley charter school showing marked improvements using unique teaching model

“They get to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos here. They get to experience these holidays with others outside our home that know what they are. And it’s made a good connection with my grandparents because as they’ve gotten older they speak more Spanish than they do English, and so it’s nice to see that.” — Salida del Sol parent Tara White.

By Sherrie Peif · September 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Weld County

RTD to add additional security along "W" line

“Over the course of the last three months, the eastern part of the West Line has an increased amount of complaints from patrons, and official incident reports.” Natalie Menten, RTD District M Director.

By Sherrie Peif · August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Transit, Transportation
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

Arvada City Council's use of executive sessions bothers group aimed at changing urban renewal authority

“Identification of the particular matter to be discussed in as much detail as possible,” and that the “mere presence or participation” of an attorney at a meeting of a public body doesn’t justify an executive session.” — Arvada residents frustrated with city’s use of executive sessions.

By Sherrie Peif · August 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arvada, Featured, Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Urban Renewal
Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

This is Leung’s fourth attempt at a school board seat. He ran and lost in 2009. He applied for an appointment in 2013 and lost. He then filed to run for an open seat in 2013, but withdrew.

By Sherrie Peif · August 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Featured, Sherrie Peif

Progressive commissioner group seeks to "untangle TABOR" & redirect Senate Bill 267 money

“Supporting gives CCAT a little edge to later say ‘hey some of that rural transportation funding needs to be spent in our areas – not just the eastern plains.”

By Sherrie Peif · July 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

“It’s a good reason why tax increases and debt measures like this should go to the voters where they get vetted in public,” Menten said.

By Sherrie Peif · July 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
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Governor signs anti-sexting bill into law

“I refer to that as the thermal nuclear option. That type of adjudication or an arrest on a juvenile’s record is going to have almost fatal consequences for the ability to obtain student loans for college or higher education. So prosecutors across the state, as was I, were hesitant to ever charge a juvenile with that kind of enormous offense for sexting.” — 19th Judicial District Attorney Michael Rourke.

By Sherrie Peif · June 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Legal, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Weld County
Freshmen representatives instrumental in last-minute push to pass Open Records law

Freshmen representatives instrumental in last-minute push to pass Open Records law

“We narrowed down on one area where people could come to an agreement. Where a document exists in an electronic fashion, we ought to be able to get that it that way in 2017.” — Rep. Mike ” Weissman, (D-Arapahoe County)

By Sherrie Peif · June 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Media, Open Records, Sherrie Peif

Colorado FASTER training kicks off in June; armed school staff to get skills in active shooter

A curriculum that teaches school employees allowed to conceal carry the skills necessary to stop active shooter situations, as well as advanced medical training to deal with related injuries such as gunshot wounds.

By Sherrie Peif · May 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized, Weld County