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Archive for February, 2011

Senate Passes Responsible Budget Balancing Measures

Budget measures support Coloradans’ priorities and protect important programs DENVER— February 11: Today, the Senate passed a series of bills to balance the current fiscal year budget for the state of Colorado. Since the most recent revenue forecasts, the Joint Budget Committee has worked to prepare the bills, known as “negative supplementals,” in order to adjust the state budget to account for diminished state revenue. Currently, the state is facing a budget shortfall of $342 ... Full Story

Colorado Ice Get The Season Started

Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Ice begin their 5th IFL season with the opening of training camp today, Friday, February 11, 2011. Training camp will be held at Arena Sports, LLC in Windsor at 8 a.m. The Ice opens the season off with 45 athletes on the roster, 16 of which are returning players. Coach Collins Sanders is eager for season to start. “We are very excited about the upcoming season. With the number of returning veterans and a group of stellar new players, we expect to ... Full Story

Walter Bond Sentenced To Federal Prison For The Arson

DENVER – Walter Bond, aka “Lone Wolf,” age 34, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced this afternoon to serve 60 months (5 years) in federal prison for use of fire or explosives to damage and destroy property in interstate commerce, and for the use of force, violence and threats involving an Animal Enterprise, United States Attorney John Walsh, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ... Full Story

Late February and March Guided Hikes and Programs in

Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the spring.  You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout Larimer County’s open spaces, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what these open spaces have to offer.  Club members will receive basic instruction on sketching, ... Full Story

1st Equestrian Operation Approved under Transition

1st Equestrian Operation Approved under Transition Plan Larimer County, Colorado – Larimer County’s first Equestrian Operation was approved this week as part of the County’s Transition Program for Equestrian Operations. Marti’s Horse Farm was approved. This existing equestrian business, located south of Loveland, is owned by Martha Rushton, the property is owned by Steve and Kathleen McMillan, the applicants. The facility was approved administratively by Planning Director Linda ... Full Story

Udall Representative to Hold Office Hours in Berthoud

Udall Representative to Hold Office Hours in Berthoud on   February 24

February 24 Coloradans Needing Help with Federal Agencies are Invited to Come by A representative of Senator Mark Udall’s office will hold office hours in Berthoud on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Udall’s Constituent Services Advocate, Bryan VanDriel, will be available to answer questions and help Coloradans who need assistance with issues involving federal agencies. VanDriel will be available in the Cottonwood Roam at the Berthoud Area ... Full Story

Representative Cory Gardner Votes to Remove

Representative Cory Gardner Votes to Remove Protections on Food, Toys, and Drinking Water

Every American remembers the headlines and news stories about contaminated food, children’s toys from China with lead in them, and dirty drinking water. A parents’ worst nightmare is for their own children to get sick from something we gave them, when it was preventable. Unfortunately, Representative Cory Gardner today voted to make it easier for that nightmare scenario to become a reality. Gardner opposed commonsense protections to ensure the safety of America’s food, drinking ... Full Story

Boulder Man Sentenced For Exploiting Alien Workers,

Boulder Man Sentenced For Exploiting Alien Workers, Harboring Illegal Aliens, And Tax Evasion Charges DENVER – Opas Sinprasong, age 52, of Boulder, Colorado, was sentenced late yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel to serve 12 months and 1 day in federal prison for exploiting alien workers, harboring illegal aliens and for failing to pay taxes, United States Attorney John Walsh; ICE Office of Homeland Security Investigations in Denver Acting Special Agent in Charge Dave ... Full Story

Apply by February 22 for Larimer County Planning

Larimer County – The application deadline is Tuesday, February 22 for an opening on the public volunteer board, the Larimer County Planning Commission. People can apply online at www.larimer.org/boards, or pick up an application at a County office, contact Diane Tokarz in the Larimer County Commissioners’ Office at 498-7015, dtorkarz@larimer.org for more details.  Larimer County’s Planning Commission is responsible for adopting a long-range master plan for the physical ... Full Story

Coffman: Time to End Military Draft Registration

Coffman: Time to End Military Draft Registration (WASHINGTON) – United States Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today announced his proposal to abolish the United States Selective Service System and end the requirement for young men to register for the draft.  Current law stipulates that all male U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. “The time has come to end the registration requirement ... Full Story

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