Jim AlexeeJim AlexeeOctober 19, 20185min320

The Sierra Club, Colorado’s largest grassroots group committed to protecting our air, water, land and people, has voted to endorse Proposition 110. Why are we weighing in on transportation? Well, the cars and trucks we drive (and getting the oil and gas that power them) is the largest source of air pollution in the metro area, and one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce pollution, we need to switch to cleaner cars and electric vehicles – but we also need better transportation infrastructure that gives us more options in how we travel, and lets us spend less time stuck in traffic. That’s where Proposition 110 comes in.


Kelly SloanKelly SloanOctober 18, 20186min957

Back in 1961, the Animas Valley Sand and Gravel Company sought to acquire about 50 or so acres of land in La Plata County for the purpose of, you guessed it, producing and selling sand and gravel. Insofar as there existed no law or regulation proscribing their doing so on the acreage in question the land was in due course purchased, for a price reflecting its intended use.


Jackie MillettJackie MillettOctober 17, 20186min546

As a Republican, I was a late and reluctant convert to the concept that we needed to find new dollars to make significant and lasting improvements to our transportation system.   But reality is a stubborn master.  To find a solution that truly addresses what our citizens are demanding, not just scratch the surface to address years of neglect, the only viable answer is Proposition 110.


Mike KrauseMike KrauseOctober 17, 20186min594

Colorado voters will have a choice this fall between two transportation funding measures.  Proposition 109 focuses on road and bridge infrastructure, without a tax or fee increase, while Proposition 110 uses roads as a hook for a massive sales tax increase, a slush fund for cities and counties, and mystery transit projects mostly aimed at Metro Denver. 


Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsOctober 17, 20188min504

Our state has a problem. The cost of living continues to increase, but wages are not keeping up. Simply paying bills can be extraordinarily stressful. Unfortunately, there is an industry that exists solely to take advantage of people in this situation — payday lenders. Preying on those who require a helping hand is sickening. That is why I urge everyone to vote “Yes” on Proposition 111, which will reduce the allowable interest rate to a maximum APR of 36 percent. 


Hal BidlackHal BidlackOctober 16, 20186min214

Let’s imagine for a moment that it is, say, 250 years into the future. And in that far off time, your name is remembered by all, but not perhaps as you would have hoped. How might you feel, knowing that in that 23rdCentury, presumably after one James T. Kirk was born in Iowa, your name is remembered with irritation, frustration, and outrage. Not the best of legacies, eh?


Gale NortonGale NortonOctober 15, 20186min450

Property rights are an integral part of the culture and values of western states. Our ability to make the most out of the property we own is a core part of what made our state special. Even prior to statehood, the individual ability to turn our most precious resource, our land, into something more valuable — metals, minerals, ore, crops, cattle — was something worth fighting for.


Sam MametSam MametOctober 15, 20184min285

Colorado residents are going to be voting on a variety of important ballot measures next month. The one that is most troubling is Amendment 74. This suggested change to the Colorado Constitution would expose both the state and all local governments to untold legal exposure with unclear language referring to government regulations or actions which would “reduce” the “fair market value” of private property and subject taxpayers to “just compensation” to a private property owner. All types of ordinances and policies at the municipal level would be affected, like code enforcement, land use and zoning, licensing, and redevelopment.