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Archive for December 3, 2011

Riedel Announces Candidacy District Attorney

Riedel Announces Candidacy District Attorney

Cliff Riedel Announces Candidacy for Eighth Judicial District Attorney Cliff Riedel announces his candidacy for the office of District Attorney for the Eighth Judicial District, which encompasses Larimer and Jackson counties.  Riedel, a Republican, is a graduate of Colorado State University and Colorado University Law School.  He has worked in the District Attorney’s Office since 1980 and is currently serving as the Assistant District Attorney. “I intend to bring my experience, ... Full Story

December Star Nights (2) at the LTO

December Star Nights (2) at the LTO

Friday December 16, 2011 7 – 11 PM Special Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school) Directions are posted on www.starkids.org   The guest speaker for this public star night will be LTO volunteer John Ensworth and the title of his special talk will be “Are we alone?” What is life? Are there extreme environments on Earth where we are surprised to find life? Does this tell us anything about ... Full Story

Colorado Springs Couple Sentenced For Obstruction And

  DENVER – Gary Neuger, age 56, and Beth Neuger, age 54, of Colorado Springs, Colorado were sentenced last week by U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger for criminal obstruction and filing false income tax returns, United States Attorney John Walsh and Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Sean P. Sowards announced.  Gary Neuger was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, along ... Full Story

Launch of Loveland fire authority discussed

  Launch of Loveland  fire authority discussed             Officials from Loveland’s city and rural fire departments discuss the Jan. 1 launch of the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority on this month’s“Loveland’s Talking” show on cable TV channel 16.  The program is also available on the City of Loveland YouTube channel. Establishment of the fire authority will end the current contractual agreement between Loveland Fire & Rescue and the Loveland Rural Fire ... Full Story

DEA Takes Down Cortez Area Methamphetamine Trafficking

  DENVER – Earlier this week the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) led Southwest Drug Task Force and the 22nd Judicial District Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force arrested five people responsible for trafficking highly pure methamphetamine in the Cortez area, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and Acting Special Agent in Charge Kevin Merrill announced today.  Five of the eight defendants were arrested yesterday without incident.  The other three defendants were already in custody ... Full Story

Guilty pleas from Aurora couple

Attorney General announces guilty pleas from Aurora couple who perpetrated an elaborate workers compensation fraud scheme DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has secured guilty pleas from two Aurora residents who stole $120,000 worth of workers’ compensation funds from Pinnacol Assurance. Martin Lobatos (DOB: 8/26/1971) pleaded guilty to theft, a class-three felony, and making a false statement on a worker’s comp claim, a class-five ... Full Story

Beef Leads Growth in Colorado Agricultural Exports

Beef Leads Growth in Colorado Agricultural Exports   LAKEWOOD, Colo. –Compared to 2010, Colorado’s exports of agricultural products increased 23 percent in the first nine months of 2011 to $967 million, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy, grains and processed foods. “This is great news for Colorado producers,” said Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar.  “Governor Hickenlooper has been a big supporter of these efforts and we look forward to developing additional ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Senate Vote to Expand Payroll Tax

Press Release Today, Mark Udall issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-49 against expanding the payroll tax cuts. Earlier this week, Udall urged his colleagues to pass the bill because it would lower the tax burden on Colorado's middle-income workers and help business owners boost the economy. "I'm very disappointed that the Senate did not extend the payroll tax cut that would have given some relief to Colorado's struggling workers. Some leading economists estimate that ... Full Story

Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee

  Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee, Vows to Continue Working for Consensus on Detention Provisions to Prevent Presidential Veto Defense Authorization Passes Senate; Bill will Help Military Save Money and Lives   Mark Udall released the following statement after voting last night with his Senate colleagues to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012.  Udall was selected as a member of the conference committee that will ... Full Story

Lander’s Tom Bell Receives RMFU Media Excellence

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Media Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding contribution in journalism, publishing or media that furthers the values and goals of Farmers Union in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. In 2011, the award is given to Tom Bell, the founder of the bi-weekly High Country News. Tom Bell, a Wyoming cowboy born in Lander, started his environmental newspaper 41 years ago. High Country News is now headquartered in Paonia, Colorado, and Tom Bell is retired. ... Full Story

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