Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandOctober 1, 20178min329
The question of whether someone can file an ethics complaint with a home rule city or county and the state’s Independent Ethics Commission at the same time will wait another day for an answer. On Thursday the ethics commission dismissed a complaint against a former Glendale city councilman because the commission’s official views on home […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 13, 20175min2224

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo is seeking advice from conservatives as he weighs whether to join Colorado's crowded Republican primary for governor in next year's election. "Here we are, once again looking at this possibility, and I assure you it is, in my own mind, the possibility — the possibility of running for governor," said Tancredo at a meeting of the Arapahoe County Tea Party Tuesday night in Centennial.


Joey BunchJoey BunchSeptember 5, 20179min248
It takes trust to let someone carry a beer from one business to another, to drink on the sidewalks or on a closed street. Trust and an entertainment district. The Colorado Springs City Council is considering laws that would let businesses apply to create entertainment districts in which customers could wander, drink in hand, beyond […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchAugust 31, 201710min261
An ethics complaint lodged against a former Glendale city councilman has turned into a can of worms for the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission over whether home-rule cities that have their own ethics codes have the final say over ethics complaints. The ethics issue dates back to 2016, when MAK Investment Group of Glendale filed an […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinApril 11, 20179min259

Instead of a sought-after additional five hours of business, Denver's recreational marijuana dispensaries seem likely to be allowed three extra hours, and city coffers could see between $664,000 to $1.3 million in extra revenue if all those dispensaries decided to take advantage of the extra hours that may soon be allowed under a City and County of Denver policy change. But the idea is not unanimously supported on Denver City Council or by the body's constituents. Currently, Denver’s hours of operation for both medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. State regulations allow all marijuana dispensaries to be open from 8 a.m. to midnight, subject to local regulation. Many other Colorado municipalities allow dispensaries to stay open until either 10 p.m. or midnight, including Aurora, Boulder, Commerce City, Edgewater and Glendale.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 16, 20174min179

Gov. John Hickenlooper says he wants “conclusive” evidence that extending bar hours won’t endanger the public and on Wednesday told lawmakers either to produce it or scrap a bill to let local governments set later closing times and instead create a study, The Colorado Statesman has learned, but the bill's sponsors say they'll be happy to produce the data.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinJanuary 11, 201714min235

Denver's recreational marijuana dispensaries want to be able to stay open later than 7 p.m. and have asked the City Council to extend their hours to as late as midnight. Currently, recreational and medical marijuana businesses operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., shorter hours than all the city's surrounding communities, Kristi Kelly, director of the Marijuana Industry Group, said at the council's Special Issues: Marijuana Committee meeting Monday, Jan. 9. Kelly noted Edgewater, Aurora and Glendale allow marijuana dispensaries in their jurisdictions to stay open until either 10 p.m. or midnight.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 21, 20168min244

A lack of fire stations in the Northeast Denver fire district that caused slow response times, a staffing shortage, and a growing population that led to an increased in calls for service in the Denver Fire Department were issues cited in a city audit report. Fire officials were aware of the slow response time issue and hope to see construction of a new station in that area in the coming year, along with getting a second station included in the City and County of Denver's 2017 general obligation bond issue program, the independent audit committee was told Thursday, Nov. 17.