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Close up view from the porch of a resident near Johnstown that is one of eight appellants in a land use case against Weld County involving Martin Marietta.  Martin Marietta lost the appeal. Photo by Sherrie Peif

Martin Marietta loses appeal in Weld County land use case

Neighbors from the beginning felt this was a completely incompatible use of the land. Particularly given there were other nearby choices that would not have had a negative impact. — Dave Kisker, one of the appellants.

Controversial land use case in hands of Colorado Court of Appeals

Controversial land use case in hands of Colorado Court of Appeals

“Isn’t the county acting as a judicial officer such as us if we remand something back to the trial court if there has been communication about the case between the counsel and the judge, isn’t that a problem?” Judge Diana Terry asked Weld County Attorney Bruce Barker about ex parte communications between Weld Commissioners and Martin Marietta, the applicant before the county in a land use case .

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
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
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
New Jeffco superintendent disrupts charter relationships in first 60 days on the job

New Jeffco superintendent disrupts charter relationships in first 60 days on the job

“As a charter parent I want to believe he cares about our students,” Kim Gilmartin said. “But I can’t because his actions speak louder than his words.”

By Sherrie Peif · October 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Featured, Jeffco, Sherrie Peif
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
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

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