Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirMarch 30, 20182min554

…The Secretary of State’s Office’s Julia Sunny, writing for Lynn Bartels’s blog, offers a solid and helpful overview of the many candidates and issues facing voters on local ballots across this vast state of ours this coming Tuesday. From setting up local broadband service to allowing retail pot sales (state law allows local opt-in/opt-out), to taxes and term limits, local issues run the gamut.

Here’s a smattering of the ballot issues up for grabs:

… Firestone, Frisco, Lake City, Limon, Lyons and Severance will ask their voters for authorization to move forward in providing broadband. …

… Naturita voters will decide whether to allow marijuana sales, manufacturing, testing or cultivation, as well as whether to implement a marijuana sales tax and/or excise tax. Berthoud is asking their voters if municipally licensed medical marijuana dispensaries should be allowed to add retail sales. …

… Pagosa Springs voters will consider whether to impose term limits of two consecutive four-year terms, voters in Glendale will decide if their mayor and council members shall be limited to three consecutive four-year terms …

… Morrison and Palmer Lake voters will decide whether to move their regular town elections to November of even-numbered years. …

And of course there’s the usual bevy of tax issues, including a tobacco tax on the ballot in Basalt, a tax extension for the museum and street improvements in La Veta, the  extension of a tax for a family rec center in Cortez — the list goes on. And on.

That’s just scratching the surface; read Sunny’s full blog post for much more depth. Here’s the link again.


Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 2, 20182min763

Patrick Dillon, a candidate for town trustee in Berthoud, is one of 40 candidates in 26 states who picked up an endorsement from Run for Something, the national campaign to help millennials run for office.

“I am so grateful for Run For Something’s endorsement of our Berthoud trustee campaign,” Dillon said in a statement. “Their mission to get young minds focused on the future in office at every level makes the difference between someone thinking about running and someone signing up, knocking on doors, fighting loudly for what they believe in.”

Dillon, 25, is in the trustees race in the Larimer County town with Maureen Dower, Paul Frekey, Tim Hardy, Kevin Pischke, Heidi Short and Pete Tomassi.

He moved with his wife to Berthoud from Las Vegas in 2013 and works at Easter Seals Colorado as the supported employment coordinator helping people with disabilities find and keep jobs.

“I get to spend a lot of my time in the community working to advocate for Berthoud youth, families, seniors and our neighbors with disabilities,” he said on his website.

You can see the endorsement by clicking here.

“These first time candidates all have the heart and hustle that is so important to us at RFS, and we are proud to give them our endorsement,” Ross Morales Rocketto, co-founder of Run for Something, said in a statement. “Put simply, they are the type of people we think the Party needs and the type of candidates who are going to work hard. They are knocking on doors and stepping up to run grassroots, community-led campaigns.”