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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 · 0 comments · Elections, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized, Weld County
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Campaign email raises questions among Jefferson County school administrators

“There is always a problem when public resources are used to influence an election. Whether the Supreme Court was right or not, it really opened the blue print for school districts to spend money on elections. We really need the legislature to step up and fix this.” Luis Toro, executive director of Colorado Ethics Watch.

By Sherrie Peif · September 14, 2017 · 0 comments · Jeffco, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized

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

Douglas County teachers association gathering info on school district employees

“DCSD is liable for any visitor on school property,” Hans said. “Those who do not have a relationship with a school or its students must provide notice and secure the proper permission prior to coming on to school property.”

By Sherrie Peif · August 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Sherrie Peif, Top News

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

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

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