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www.sunshineweek.org/ It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable. Authorities are undermining the laws that are supposed to guarantee citizens’ right to information, turning the right … more
It is close enough to St. Paddy’s day to relay the ancient Irish yarn of the old crow teaching the younger crow. I first heard the story as it was retold by Conrad Bladey from his Black Box of … more
On the heels of Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado oil and gas task force coming out with its set of recommendations to further tighten fracking regulations, a group of anti-fracking organizations unveiled a statewide ban strategy. Known as … more
Right now, the floor under my feet is a little gritty … or, should I say, a little salty. That’s because I just tipped over the salt shaker and – according to both popular lore and my father – I had to throw a pinch over my left shoulder. Do … more
For decades, communities across Colorado and the West have engaged in a contract with the federal government. This is because many counties have large swaths of federal land within their borders in the form of BLM land, national forests, and … more
I don’t know about you, but I found the news coverage about the City of Englewood shutting down the city’s fire department a bit unnerving and curious. You don’t run across such a situation that often. This was not an overnight situation or … more
As far as I know, world champion wrestler, boxing trainer and strongman William Muldoon only set foot in Colorado for a few fights, but that did not stop him from being connected with the place. … more
New Westminster City Manager Don Tripp had hardly had time to get situated in his new position when he got the news. As you will recall, the Westminster City Council had negotiated a $79,000 contract with “retiring” City Manager Brent McFall to … more
During prohibition in the ‘20s and early ‘30s, it was often referred to as “the Loophole.” Section 6 and 7 of the Volstead Act, provided a way to legally purchase and sell Whiskey at a … more
What a disappointment to learn of his position. Aren’t there enough issues to work on and solve at the federal level? Was his motivation of a personal nature? Our own Congressman Ed Perlmutter announced last week that he had introduced FEDERAL … more
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