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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘colorado’

Loveland Sales Tax on Food

Loveland Sales Tax on Food

  Should Loveland eliminate its sales tax on food? I say no for three reasons; Elimination would cost the city $6.2 million per year. Elimination would remove the city's most stable revenue source; the only one that will be there for us in good times and bad. Its negative effects can be mitigated. First, how I rate a tax: Is it progressive or regressive, stable or volatile, painful or barely noticeable? Four examples: Income tax:   Progressive and barely noticeable, ... Full Story

Colorado Progress Now daily news 2/26/2015

Colorado Progress Now daily news 2/26/2015

DHS funding fight splinters Colorado's delegation http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27598244/dhs-funding-fight-splinters-colorados-delegation Similar to the rest of Congress, Colorado's delegation remains deeply divided on how to avert a partial shutdown of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security because of an ongoing feud over immigration policy. And the state isn't split just along party lines. All four Democrats from Colorado are in lock step with the White House on insisting that ... Full Story

Progress Now daily news 2/25/2015

Progress Now daily news 2/25/2015

  Senator wants Reclamation to find resources to get it built http://www.chieftain.com/news/politics/3368884-120/conduit-gardner-funding-pages It’s possible more federal resources could be shifted toward the Arkansas Valley Conduit next year, but a federal official said budget constraints could mean a hard time funding construction. That was the wrong answer for U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who wants Reclamation to step up and fund the project. Gardner questioned ... Full Story

A Larimer Christmas Story

A Larimer Christmas Story

 A Christmas Story of a Family Reunited By: Board of Larimer County Commissioners A young teen had been in Larimer County Department of Human Services (DHS) custody for several years. The youth first came into custody as a toddler when they were removed from their mother. Unsuccessful attempts were made by DHS to locate the father. Ultimately the biological mother and father’s parental rights were terminated. This youth was adopted as a young child, lived with an adoptive family for many ... Full Story

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

To the Editor, I worked with Betsy Markey as a volunteer for over a year and was amazed by this knowledgeable, inspiring woman. Volunteers are difficult to motivate, but she can do that, with good results, like nobody else I know. She must be a whiz with paid employees. With a degree in finance, Markey started two private businesses, one local and one national -- both successful. She represented Senator Salazar in northern Colorado, served as Congresswoman for CD4, and then worked for ... Full Story

SOAP BOX EDITORIAL

SOAP BOX EDITORIAL

Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk & Recorder 498-7852 Election Day is Fast Approaching We are approximately one month from the November 4th General Election. Ballots are due to be mailed the week of October 13th. An important part of administering elections is keeping you informed and providing you insight into how the process works. Formal “Notice of Election” pieces can be found in nearly all local papers this time of year, but I wanted to provide you with some additional ... Full Story

Event for Homeless Veterans

2014 Annual Veterans Stand Down The Annual Veterans Stand Down will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014, at The Mission, 460 Linden Center Drive, Ft Collins. The Stand Down will be held from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. The Stand Down is for all homeless veterans in the area. The Mission will be serving a hot meal at noon. Services will include flu and pneumonia vaccinations, haircuts, health screening for hepatitis C, oral screenings, mental health counseling from the Veterans Administration. ... Full Story

Obituary: Harold Roland Eckhardt

Obituary: Harold Roland Eckhardt

    Harold Roland Eckhardt, 87, of Berthoud passed away on September 22, 2014 at the Medical Center of the Rockies. He was born February 16, 1927 in Greeley, Colorado to Pauline Eckhardt and Henry Meyer. He married Earlene Faye Nicks on June 11, 1950 in Johnstown, Colorado. Harold worked for Kerchoff Construction a few years and Pinkard Construction as a Superintendent for 33 years. He was a member of the Loveland Elks, a member of Sweetheart Sam's Camping Club, and a ... Full Story

Gardner lies about canceled insurance

Gardner lies about canceled insurance

Despite letter informing him otherwise, Gardner falsely states that 335,000 Coloradans lost health insurance due to Obamacare -  by Jason Salzman On KNUS' Kelley and Company a few weeks ago, Rep. Cory Gardner said: Gardner (@ 1:30): "I would gladly bring Barack Obama and take him around the state of Colorado, introduce him to the 335,000 Coloradans who lost their health insurance thanks to Barack Obama's bill that Mark Udall passed." Gardner would have a tough time with these ... Full Story

Keystone XL – few jobs, higher gas prices

Keystone XL – few jobs, higher gas prices

State Department: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Only Create 35 Permanent Jobs By Zoe Schanger When the State Department released their report on the Keystone XL pipeline last month, news media focused on the report’s conclusion that the pipeline would not significantly worsen carbon pollution. The finding was broadly declared a win for advocates of the project, who are now imploring the White House to approve it. But buried in the 11-chapter report was a less sunny detail: the Keystone ... Full Story

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