It’s not just about preventing another Columbine-style school shooting. Handheld radios in schools help employees manage difficult parents or help students get to school when the bus breaks down. But it’s the cost of setting up radio communications to first responders that is stopping many school districts from making that happen, and this week, Republican […]
The public is invited to come congratulate those “Saving Places” in our state at the History Colorado Center in Denver on Jan. 31. The Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation ceremony is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. as part of Colorado Preservation Inc.’s Saving Places Conference. Here are the awards to be handed out: […]
Glenwood Springs city attorney Karl Hanlon has announced he is running for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, reports the Post Independent Citizen Telegram. “Over the last several months, I have spoken with many people about the challenges we face in western and southern Colorado. In those conversations, the thing I’ve heard over and over is that […]
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.