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 · 0 comments · Elections, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized, Weld County
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

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
Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

“Leadership does not force an opinion nor does it omit facts from the other side to prop up your own stance. Leadership is leading by example, being open and honest, giving both pros and cons and allowing others to make the best possible decision.” — Trevor Garrett, University Schools Board of Governors member

By Sherrie Peif · August 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County
First Colorado FASTER training a success

First Colorado FASTER training a success

“I think about the 26-year-old teacher at Sandy Hook, when the only thing she had to put between the gunman and her kids was her body. I just want to give them the chance at life.” Sean Maloney, co-founder FASTER.

By Sherrie Peif · June 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Education, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized, Weld County
File photo - Todd Shepherd

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

Grassroots non-profit pops up in Weld to watch-dog commissioners

PURG President Dave Kisker didn’t rule out ballot initiatives to change various aspects of the Weld County Charter, recall attempts or supporting candidates in primary races in the 2018 election.

By Sherrie Peif · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Sherrie Peif, Weld County

Weld County government under Internal Revenue Service audit after whistleblower files complaint

“If the IRS sides with me in finding the county was errant or negligent on this issue, I will be calling for the resignation of Bruce Barker and Don Warden,” the news release said. “When on the County Council, both came before us and adamantly argued their position. — Jeff Hare, Weld County resident, CPA and former County Council member.

By Sherrie Peif · March 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County
Weld Clerk and Recorder speaks up about commissioners' finger pointing

Weld Clerk and Recorder speaks up about commissioners' finger pointing

How about you just let me do what I’m supposed to do as clerk and recorder. I answer to the public not to them. Let me do my job. And vice versa. I’m tired of them dragging me into this. They need to explain their actions and answer the public concerns. Stop diverting the attention away from themselves.

By Sherrie Peif · January 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Sherrie Peif, Weld County