Keyword: Bill Christopher
16 results total, viewing 1 - 16

New faces on city council but will the direction change?

It’s a wrap on the 2019 municipal and school board elections. The election judges did their job, the ballots have been counted and the winners were declared — with the exception of the Aurora … more

Local minimum wage setting is a bad idea

On the surface, it may seem like a good idea to allow each local municipality to have the authority to raise the minimum wage in its community. We all know how living costs in the Denver metro area … more

A positive force serving the needs in Adams County

Adams County and the municipalities within the county are blessed to have a strong, caring service provider known as Growing Home. Headquartered in Westminster since 1998, the non-profit organization … more

Sizing them up: How Westminster candidates responded

The countdown is ticking away. City government and school board candidates (except Westminster Public Schools) are hustling around with last minute door knocking, handing out campaign literature, … more

A primer on pacing: Westminster’s growth management plan

I’ve written before about cities and counties in the northwest quadrant of the Denver metro area not having growth management plans or controls. I said that Westminster was included in my statement … more

Extinguishing some rumors on the Pillar of Fire land

The development proposal involving the 235 acres (“The Farm”) owned by the Pillar of Fire Church, which is for the most part between 84th and 88th avenues and between Lowell and Federal … more

Tees or trails? Policy issues pertaining to open space program

In last week’s column, I highlighted the successful Parks, Open Space and Trails program the Westminster city council and city staff have guided and administered since voters approved it in 1985. … more

Westminster’s open space program: then and now

Probably the most popular program the City of Westminster has ever implemented is the open space land and trails acquisition program which was initiated to cope with accelerated land development back … more

Will Republicans finally see the merit of gun control measures?

First, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way to save my Republican friends some time and heart-burn. Will gun control measures stop all mass shootings? Of course not. Will they help in reducing … more

With new budget, fiscal responsibility is out the window

It’s always easy to spend someone else’s money. The U.S. Congress has got it down pat with both parties to blame this time. If you hadn’t noticed, they were at their “best” so to speak last … more

Park Hill Golf Course a lesson: What happens when cities and counties hesitate

As golf courses go, the Park Hill Golf Course at 35th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Denver is nothing special. First of all, it is flat — with little imagination used in its design, layout, … more

Hyland Hills find the right ‘Fit’ for northern area

This is Colorado, so there a lot of places to sweat around here. A plethora of choices are available at your disposal on fitness equipment including stair climbers, cross trainers, treadmills, … more

Will I see RTD’s northwestern rail line in my lifetime?

The Denver Post article back on July 10, “RTD’s Eyes Turn North,” made it all seem so exciting and promising. Was it saying that those of us in the north/northwest part of RTD’s region will … more

Broomfield commits $13 million for butterflies

The public was surprised back in 2017 when the Butterfly Pavilion and the City and County of Broomfield announced that the Pavilion would be moving from Westminster to Broomfield. Some politically … more

Time running out for charter change proposals

The first day of summer is officially behind us which warns us of the ramping up of the political season as candidates seeking elected office for the November 2019 ballot shift into high gear. We are … more

Not ready: Sales taxes on internet purchases ill-timed

It seems that our State Legislature jumped the gun this past legislative session with implementation of imposing and collecting sales and use taxes on destination-based internet purchases of goods. … more
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 6 months.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.
Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.