Retired Army Maj. Gen. William D. "Dave" Weller, a World War II veteran and the oldest living adjutant general of Colorado at the time of his death, will be interred with full military honors at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery in Wheat Ridge on Sunday, the Colorado National Guard announced.
You could call Mark Garcia a serial problem solver for Colorado’s city halls. One city hall after another, in fact.
There was the San Luis Valley town of Center, where Garcia stepped in as town clerk and administrator in 2009 after the town’s previous clerk went to jail for tax fraud. There was Silverton, where Garcia filled in as town manager after the town board fired the previous manager and public works director. Most recently, he has been serving as a part-time, interim town manager in Ignacio, taking over after the town fired its manager in 2015.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet plans to hold a one-hour town hall in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday, his office announced. The Denver Democrat plans to answer questions chosen at random from the audience at the event.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has scheduled two hour-long town halls in Greeley and Sterling in Northeastern Colorado next week, his office announced. The Denver Democrat plans to answer questions chosen at random from the audience at the events.
Durango leaders, however, didn’t think much of the reporting beneath the video by Fox News’ Joseph J. Kolb, who was in town for a soccer tournament, Shane Benjamin reported for the Durango Herald on Friday.
Kolb’s lead source on the speculative relationship between pot, homelessness and Durango’s downtown? A homeless guy.
“Legalized marijuana has drawn a lot of kids here from other states and the impact has not all been good,” said 58-year-old Matthew Marinseck, who Kolb reported was holding a cardboard “help” sign.
Kolb said some panhandlers just straight up ask for pot.
Official sources, even in Kolb’s piece, however, don’t back up the premise that pot and panhandling are partners in southwest Colorado.
“Panhandlers like Marinseck may not exactly pose a threat to pedestrians shopping at the boutiques, souvenir stores or microbreweries in downtown Durango,” Kolb reported. “But they don’t exactly evoke the wholesome image the business district wants to project.”
Tim Walsworth, executive director of Durango Business Improvement District, spoke about homelessness in the Fox News piece, but made no mention of marijuana’s role in the prepared statement he gave Kolb.
So the lead source in a national story connecting pot to panhandling is a homeless guy in Durango.
“The reporter had an angle, and he took the information he got to fit his angle,” Walsworth said. “I told him I did not believe marijuana was the cause, and that was not quoted at all.”
What’s more, the reporter barely identified himself as a reporter, Walsworth said. He left a voicemail that may have included “something Fox,” but he really presented himself as a concerned citizen who was in town for the soccer shootout and wanted to learn more about the panhandling issue, he said.
“(He) certainly never said I am doing a story for Fox News, which just calls into question his credibility,” Walsworth said.
On second thought, let’s cut Perino some slack here. The video atop the article taking pot shots at her home state was unrelated, apparently a report connected to the 4/20 marijuana observance in April.
The former White House spokeswoman for George W. Bush said she never tried pot.
The world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization is coming out swinging against a bill sponsored by state Rep. Joe Salazar to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado.
The Knights of Columbus — named in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus — is opposing House Bill 1327, saying the legislation is based on “fake history” that originated with the Ku Klux Klan’s animosity toward Catholics.
A fight over fluoride in Durango is nothing to smile at. It’s gotten pretty gnarly, judging from the excellent coverage of the Durango Herald. Next month the City Council is expected to decide whether to put a yes-or-no question on the ballot in April to let voters decide whether the city should continue to add […]
The smaller, rural counties of Colorado often experience a different - many would say less healthy - economic reality than most of the state's population in the more heavily populated Front Range counties. While that may not be news, a recent study details what residents of those smaller counties have found helps them be economically resilient.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado - Boulder and the state demography office developed the "Rural Economic Resiliency in Colorado" study. Funded by Anschutz Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, and Telluride Foundation, the primary purpose was to study why some rural communities in Colorado grow and thrive while others struggle.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez is supporting a bill that lands close to home for rural Colorado: a fast connection to the world wide web. Tipton, a Republican, backs the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act, introduced last week by Rep. Greg Walden, a Republican from Oregon. The U.S. House passed the bill unanimously to the Senate […]