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Saturday, December 20, 2014

‘Community News’ Archives

Buckle Up Rural Colorado

It’s a Habit You Can Live With Law Enforcement in 50 rural counties conduct Click It or Ticket enforcement March 31-April 6th DENVER – In an effort to increase seat belt use and save lives on rural Colorado roadways, the Colorado State Patrol and 36 rural law enforcement agencies in 50 counties are mobilizing for a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period, March 31 through April 6th.  The enforcement is combined with a seat belt education campaign, aimed at dispelling the myths ... Full Story

Beer bill battle builds

Beer bill would allow minors to sell alcohol Mothers Against Drunk Driving officially opposes dangerous bill DENVER_ Local Colorado businesses urged lawmakers Thursday to stop a bill that would allow minors to sell alcohol without supervision and kill thousands of jobs in our state. House Bill 1284, pushed by out-of-state chain stores like Safeway, 7-Eleven and Circle K, would change Colorado law to allow minors as young as 18 to sell full-strength alcohol. The bill was officially ... Full Story

Luck ran out for 682 Colorado drivers over St.

Luck ran out for 682 Colorado drivers over St. Patrick’s Week

            DENVER, CO- The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies arrested 682 Colorado drivers for impaired driving over the St. Patrick’s Day DUI “Heat is On!” enforcement period, which occurred March 11-18, 2011. During that time period, five people were killed on Colorado roadways, but none of those fatalities was alcohol-related according to preliminary information. The Colorado Department of ... Full Story

Man Dies in Glider Crash

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, Larimer County Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of North County Road 7 and Aldridge Road on the report of a plane crash.  Upon arrival deputies discovered a glider crashed into the side of a hill in a ravine.  There was one occupant in the glider, a male in his late 70's or early 80's who was deceased. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified and is responding. They will be the primary investigative agency to determine ... Full Story

Grey Rock Fire (Hewlett Gulch)

March 18, 10:41 update The Grey Rock Fire is now 100% contained. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. Firefighters will focus on mop up activities today. The fire was human caused; however, the details are still under investigation. The fire did receive light snow. The three trails previously closed (Greyrock, Greyrock Meadows, and Hewlett Gulch) are now open. ... Full Story

Beer Battle Brewing

Beer Battle Brewing

These two press releases show that there is not agreement on a bill about where to sell beer.   Te first is from the Kenny Group which supports the idea calling it Pro-Consumer, which it probably is not since I see no "consumers" group among the advocates. Pro-consumer beer legislation to be unveiled on St. Patrick’s Day Reform Bill Would End Old Patchwork of Consumer Laws & Let Colorado Join 45 Other States (DENVER) -- State Legislators and advocates for pro-consumer ... Full Story

Easy filing, faster refund with Colorado e-file

Denver, CO – The income tax filing deadline is about one month away. It is time to start working on filing your Colorado income tax returns. The Colorado Department of Revenue encourages taxpayers to file their taxes electronically. Electronic filing, or “e-filing,” has revolutionized filing state and federal income tax returns. Preparing and submitting returns can be easier and less time-consuming than ever before. During 2010, more than half of Colorado taxpayers submitted their taxes ... Full Story

Take the online economic survey

Take the online economic survey

      Colorado Office Of Economic Development And International Trade (OEDIT) seeks input regarding economic development through online survey As part of Governor Hickenlooper’s Bottom-Up Economic Development initiative, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has posted an online public survey to help collect input from the public regarding economic development. Governor Hickenlooper is asking for residents across the state, county ... Full Story

Hewlett Gulch Fire

Date:     March 14, 2011 Larimer County Sheriff's Emergency Services crews are responding to an area near 8300 West Highway 14 for a wildfire.  The fire is reported to be in the Hewlett Gulch Area near Greyrock Meadows, due north of Poudre Park. The fire is estimated to be about one acre in size at this time. It is unknown at this point whether there are any structures in the area. Air support, in the form of a helicopter, has been requested by the U.S. Forest Service. Emergency ... Full Story

Top Consumer Complaints in Colorado

Attorney General unveils top 2010 consumer complaints During the 2010 calendar year, Colorado consumers filed 6,462 complaints with the Office of the Attorney General — a nearly 37 percent increase over 2009’s total of 4,723 complaints and a 117 percent increase over 2008’s total of 2,969 complaints.  

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