Scott James Knocking 0n Doors with Ken & Perry Buck

Scott James, Candidate for the Republican Nomination for Weld County Commissioner District Two goes out Knocking 0n Doors in Greeley with Ken & Perry Buck Scott James and his family, accompanied by Ken & Perry Buck and supporters, went out knocking on doors spreading his # A New Day for Weld message on Saturday. Scott said it has been an amazing campaign so far. Expressing gratitude to all those who

IS MIKE FINN PLAYING BY THE RULES OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE?

By Dave Kisker IS MIKE FINN PLAYING BY THE RULES OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE? A few days ago, we reported the contributions received by all the candidates in the contested seats in the Weld County Republican primary. For the most part, that was self-explanatory--who gave money to whom. There were a few irregularities... Sandi Elder had trouble getting her report filed, and it was not really accurate once she did. More

KIRKMEYER HIT WITH RECALL EFFORT,CITIZENS AIM TO RID DECADES-OLD CORRUPTION OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER

A grassroots effort to rid Weld County of corruption on the Board of Weld County Commissioners officially kicks off today with a campaign to recall Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer. The recall committee WECARE for Weld County (Working to Educate Citizens About Recall Efforts for Weld County) believes it is time to restore confidence in Weld County government. Recalling Commissioner Kirkmeyer is the necessary first step. “We need commissioners who

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Dave Kisker, Johnstown Is ethical behavior really that difficult?  Let’s look at what we’ve learned in the last few days. Mike Finn, District 2 Commissioner  (Opponent—Scott James) Mike Finn is among the worst abusers of the public trust.  His only claim to being qualified is his time in the military.  But his repeated disregard for the principles of ethics begs the question of how he can possibly represent the people

2nd Ethics Complaint Against Julie Cozad Filed and Deemed Non-Frivolous By The Ethics Commission

June 6, 2018 On Monday, June 5th,  the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) ruled that an ethics complaint filed by Milliken Resident and Editor of NOCO Today Charles Parks against Commissioner Julie Cozad was ruled non-frivolous. Cozad will be given 30 days to respond to the accusations Parks’ complaint stems from a vote that took place at a March 7th meeting of the Weld Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) in which

DISTRICT JUDGE ORDERS EMBATTLED MARTIN MARIETTA CASE BACK TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

By Chuck Parks, Editor June 5, 2018 On Monday District Court Judge Todd Taylor ruled that because the plaintiffs in the Martin Marietta Asphalt Plant case did not file a stay to stop the construction of the embattled asphalt plant, that it does not have to be torn down. Taylor sent the case back to the Weld County Commissioners to review the Use By Special Review Permit to see if

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GREELEY –Nothing infuriates me more than whisper campaigns, my friends complaining about politicians right before they tell me they didn’t vote, or blindly supporting a “nice guy.” I know a lot of nice guys, and I wouldn’t vote for most of them. And then there is this latest idea:“You don’t challenge an incumbent from your own party.” Ha! Challenging an incumbent is the only way for a political party to

What should a County Commissioner Disclose?

By Bob Grand, Publisher of The Lost Creek Guide Publisher@lostcreekguide.com   On August 19, 2013, Weld P205 Land Holdings, LLC acquired two parcels of land for $3,650,000 which were transferred to Anadarko E&P Offshore, LLC on the same day  In today’s world of instant news, whether you like it or not, it is important to have full transparency from all of our elected officials. The recent story in the Lost

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape bail set at 1 million dollars

Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape and other abuse charges Friday, months after allegations of sexual violence and harassment toppled the once-powerful Hollywood mogul. Weinstein, 66, was charged with rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct for cases involving two women, according to the New York Police Department. After his arraignment on Friday morning, Weinstein posted $1 million bail and surrendered his passport. He will wear

Facebook now requires your Social Security number to buy political ads

Facebook users in the United States who want to run certain ads on the platform will need to hand over the last four digits of their social security number and a picture of a government-issued ID. The social network now requires anyone who wants to run ads related to political campaigns, civil rights, immigration, guns, economy, and other issues, to prove they're in the United States. Part of the proof

US 34 Canyon Reopens for Good on Thursday, May 24

May 17, 2018 - Ongoing work to continue with minimal traffic impact LARIMER COUNTY—At 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, CDOT will reopen US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon between Loveland and Estes Park to all traffic, marking the end of all long-term closures on a highway that has undergone major reconstruction since July 2016. CDOT and Kiewit Infrastructure Co. have worked since October 2017 to reopen the canyon

TRANSPARANCY IN GOVERNMENT-A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM SANDI ELDER

Openness, accountability, and honesty define governmental transparency.  In a free society, transparency is the government’s obligation to share information with the citizens.  It is at the heart of how citizens hold their public officials accountable.  Ask yourself as I have, do you feel the current Board of Weld County Commissioners have been transparent with the citizens of Weld County? Do you occasionally feel that they are the opposite of being

Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Gambling

By Chuck Parks, Editor The Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 federal law that effectively prevented most states from legalizing sports betting, clearing up a legal gray area and opening a door for state governments to join in what has become a lucrative industry. "Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own," the court

Boulder DA Announces Sharp Rise in Violent Felonies and Homicides As Gun Ban Debate Rages

By Chuck Parks, Editor Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty announced on May 11, 2018, that the number of felonies, violent felonies and homicides are up 30%, and the 1,001st  felony was just charged by his office this year. Dougherty stated, “Our felony case numbers to date . . . Sadly, # 1001 was a significant theft from a Church. Felony cases are up 30% since 2015, including a spike

50 Palestinians Dead And 2,240 Wounded As U.S. Moves Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers on Monday killed 41 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and wounded more than 1,600 in the bloodiest day in the enclave since the 2014 war with Israel, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Thousands of Palestinians gathered on the edges of Gaza as the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem, fanning out along the fence in what appeared to be some of the

CITY OF LONGMONT TO BRIBE 2 OIL AND GAS COMPANIES TO STOP DRILLING

  Longmont City Council attempted to hide a deal with two oil and gas companies inside the consent agenda of last night’s council meeting. After dozens of angry citizens showed up to voice their opinion on the matter the council then removed the item from the consent agenda, leading citizens to believe that the vote had been tabled. After all of the citizens left the meeting the council then brought

PUEBLO TEACHERS GO ON STRIKE

Teachers and paraprofessionals in Pueblo City Schools completed their historic first day of striking on Monday. Most schools will remain closed on Tuesday because the teachers union and district administrators have not been able to come to an agreement yet. “Two percent, two percent,” teachers chanted in a rally on the steps of the District 60 administration building. Teachers in Pueblo not backing down. “Give us our raise,” they said.

GUN CONFISCATION BILL DIES IN SENATE COMMITTEE

  The controversial “red flag” bill has been defeated in a Republican-led House committee. The bill which would have allowed any law enforcement official to confiscate the firearms of anyone that they deemed a threat to themselves or anyone else died by a vote of 3-2 on Friday night. Democrats tried to put a procedural hold on the measure to give it a third reading vote and time to gain