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Photo Courtesy Ellen DeLorenzo. A picture submitted by DeLorenzo as part of the evidence to the IEC shows NCMC Gala in January shows Weld County Commissioner Julie Cozad (fifth from left) and Greg Pickerel (second from right) together at the event.

Independent Ethics Commission does not dismiss complaint on Weld County Commissioner

It could be several months before the IEC makes a final determination. Cozad is up for re-election in 2018 and is being challenged by Johnstown Mayor Scott James for the Republican ticket.

By Sherrie Peif · October 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Legal, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Weld County
Rethinking education

Rethinking education

Integrating students’ interests into their school day creates a more intellectually stimulating environment.

By Connan Houser · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education
Rep. Patrick Neville right and his father Sen. Tim Neville pose with kids touring the State Capitol during the last session. Representative Neville is concerned about the kids in his district if a union-backed slate of candidates are elected to the school board.

Douglas County House Rep. Patrick Neville shares concerns with school board outcome

“Parents in our charter schools have serious worries. I don’t think we (would) ever see another charter school again. — House Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Douglas County.

By Sherrie Peif · October 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Exclusives, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Top News
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Unlimited taxing the real prize in Denver bond issues 2A – 2G

If you believe government must be limited, vote no on each of these ballot questions.

By Brian Vande Krol · October 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, TABOR, Taxes
Why Congress should reform the False Claims Act

Why Congress should reform the False Claims Act

Rather than working with contractors to improve their performance, the FCA is used as a blunt instrument to extract large sums from their business operations.

By Linda Gorman · October 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Linda Gorman, National
Fort Collins voters to decide $150 million gamble in broadband industry

Fort Collins voters to decide $150 million gamble in broadband industry

The City’s “plan” thus far is vague, At their May 9 work session they identified the need to spend another $215,000+ on consultants to finish the business plan by year-end. This is after they’ve spent upwards of $300,000 on consulting. With an investment this hefty, you’d think we’d have a detailed plan.” — Sarah Hunt, Fort Collins resident.

By Sherrie Peif · October 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, debt, Economy, Ft. Collins, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News
Colorado’s public pension problems demand meaningful reform

Colorado’s public pension problems demand meaningful reform

Let’s retire this broken model and replace it with something that works both for Colorado’s taxpayers and its public servants.

By Joshua Sharf · October 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Joshua Sharf, PERA, Taxes
Teachers Association kicks in another $300,000 to Douglas County campaign; $600,000 total

Teachers Association kicks in another $300,000 to Douglas County campaign; $600,000 total

In recent weeks, Douglas Schools for Douglas Kids have been mailing full color fliers spotlighting their candidates. They have now received $700,000 from pro-union groups.

By Sherrie Peif · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Fort Collins voters beware of Ballot Question 2B

Fort Collins voters beware of Ballot Question 2B

Fort Collins voters should be leery of risking higher utility bills in the future based on questionable assurances about the viability of municipal broadband.

By Ronald Rizzuto, Ph.D · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, debt, Ft. Collins
A mailer that has gone out has been paid for with National Union money

Douglas County “Dream Team” candidates get dream support via $300,000 from National Teachers Union

They have also gone so far to say that Douglas County would not see union spending like what Jefferson County Public Schools saw roll in during the 2015 election. Yet, that is what has happened. The only thing different from the Jeffco races is that, this time, the union contributions were disclosed just as ballots go in the mail.

By Sherrie Peif · October 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Top News

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