Road mileage report draws a handful of homeowners to Boulder County commissioners’ meeting

Boulder County’s annual report about how many miles of its county roads are eligible for state Highway Users Tax Fund support illustrates that the county isn’t doing enough to maintain its rural residential subdivision roads, critics of the county’s road rehab policies contended on Tuesday. Not so, county officials countered, saying that Boulder County does […]

Longmont police: Pawn slip, McDonald’s receipt help ID car-theft suspect

Longmont police used a pawn slip and a McDonald’s receipt to identify a suspected car thief and show that he was driving a stolen minivan. A police report said an officer arrested Levi M. Rosales, 30, of Denver, on Monday in the 1900 block of Kimbark Street on an warrant for charges of first-degree aggravated […]

Colorado court denies Polis brief supporting Longmont’s appeal

The Colorado Court of Appeals issued an order Tuesday accepting three briefs written by entities supporting the city of Longmont in its appeal of a decision related to the fracking lawsuit. The court of appeals, through an order written by chief Judge Alan Loeb, denied one notable supporter, however – U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D […]

Police observed Longmont woman conducting drug transactions outside home

Longmont police conducted controlled buys and tailed suspects for months before arresting a dozen people last week suspected of operating a heroin distribution network. One of the suspects, Elizabeth Cuffaro, 36, is accused of conducting heroin and methamphetamine transactions near a Longmont day care center on multiple occasions, once while children were present on the […]

Court denies Jared Polis brief supporting Longmont’s frackng ban appeal

The Colorado Court of Appeals issued an order Tuesday accepting three briefs written by entities supporting the city of Longmont in its appeal of a decision related to the fracking lawsuit. The court of appeals, through an order written by chief Judge Alan Loeb, denied one notable supporter, however – U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D […]

Erie rejects one-year fracking moratorium

Two weeks after the Erie Board of Trustees narrowly voted to delay its consideration of a one-year fracking moratorium, the town’s elected leaders struck down the measure along the same 4-3 line Tuesday night. Mayor Pro Tem Mark Gruber and trustees Waylon Schutt, Janice Moore and Dan Woog voted in the majority, while Mayor Tina […]

Two plans pitched for Broomfield ‘s Civic Center

Two developers have visions for the city’s future Civic Center space, and both proposals aim to make First Avenue and Main Street Broomfield’s next “front porch.” Broomfield wants to turn the existing Civic Center into a downtown-like gathering space that would incorporate shops and apartments into a park-like area. The remodel won’t happen immediately, but […]

Editorial: Wrong way on child care

At a time when the oversight of child care facilities is being scrutinized, it is bewildering that lawmakers would consider scaling back critical regulations. Senate Bill 70 seeks to lift licensing and other requirements for child care facilities that have 10 or fewer children. Current law requires licensing when facilities have five or more kids. […]

FirstBank posts 8% profit gain in 2014

John Ikard, president and CEO of FirstBank Holding Co. Mark Harden News Director- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  Google+ FirstBank Holding Co. said it saw net profit of $175.4 million in 2014, up from 8.4 percent from 2013. The Lakewood-based holding company for Colorado’s largest locally-based bank reported an 8 percent […]

Arrow Electronics launches $105M tender offer for Germany’s Data Modul AG

Michael Long, Arrow Electronics’ chairman, president and CEO Mark Harden News Director- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  Google+ Arrow Electronics Inc. said Wednesday that its German unit is making an all-cash tender offer to acquire Munich, Germany-based LCD flat-panel display maker Data Modul AG. Arrow (NYSE: ARW), the Centennial-based international electronics […]

CenturyLink unveils Denver’s ‘Gig City’ neighborhoods

Dale Herbert, network technician at CenturyLink, splices and places fiber-optic cable for service in a Denver neighborhood. Greg Avery Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Google+  |  Twitter  |  Blog CenturyLink has for the first time revealed the Denver neighborhoods where it’s offering 1 gigabit Internet service, aiming to show it’s keeping its promise to […]

William Matthews: Drawn to Paint

William Matthews, who grew up in San Francisco, didn’t set out to be a Western artist. His first show in Denver, in the then-just-six-year-old Larimer Square, featured pastoral watercolors and poster typography. But in the early ’80s, Matthews was invited to Elko, Nevada, for a cowboy poetry gathering, and it changed his art — and […]

Mancos entrepreneur runs out of space

He’s given a TED talk, landed a job with NASA, met the president, and, last February, founded the robotics company Unlimited Tomorrow in Cortez, with the financial backing of celebrity motivational speaker Tony Robbins. Last week marked a new chapter for LaChapelle and his two-person team at Unlimited Tomorrow: The fledgling company packed up its […]

King Coal promises to control trucks

Since the last public meeting Dec. 18, three incidents involving trucks have been reported. Two trucks have overturned, and one truck left coal along the road, said Mike Olson, an engineer working for the company. One driver has been fired, and one incident remains under investigation, he said.

Rocky birthday celebrated in style

Rocky Mountain National Park officially turned 100 on Monday, Jan. 26. The event was marked with special ceremonies at the Beaver Meadows and Kawuneeche visitor centers. The celebration at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center include a special cake and song. The event was well-attended. John Cordsen: 970-586-3356,

Lions Club donates $2,500 to school’s Learning Ally program

Estes Park School District R3 has received a $2,500 donation from the local Lions Club to use toward the district’s Learning Ally program. Learning Ally is a federal program that has provides more than 100,000 audio books for people of all ages. Through this program, kids with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, are able to […]

Enos Mills, the ‘Father’ of RMNP

Editor’s Note: This is the eleventh installment of a local history series, and the first of several dedicated to Rocky Mountain National Park, in honor of its 100th birthday. “He wanted to engender, in the people who visited, a reason to love the outdoors, and appreciate wilderness rather than be terrified of it.” Eryn Mills, […]

Weldon Valley boys ready to get win this week

WELDONA — After a pair of wins against Briggsdale and Bethune at home, the Weldon Valley Warriors boys basketball team took their talents on the road, as the team faced a tall order of three straight conference games on the road against three of the top four teams in the North Central conference. Action for […]

Legislative Coffee event kicks off

As the Colorado 2015 Legislative Session moves into full-swing, Morgan County stakeholders will begin discussions with representatives. Stakeholders started those discussions Monday with the first Legislative Coffee event. Representatives from area businesses, Morgan County Economic Development Corporation, Morgan Community College, Brush Chamber of Commerce, Fort Morgan Area Chamber of Commerce, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and […]

Architects show new middle school schematics

Fort Morgan residents who showed up at Fort Morgan High School Monday night got a first-look at schematics of what the middle school may look like. Principal Architect with Larson Incitti Architects Bruce Larson showed the schematic designs of the new middle school in a PowerPoint presentation. Larson Incitti Architects worked with Wold Architects and […]

Environmental lawsuits found to have “limited” effect on national rulemaking

Government Accountability Office issues report after congressional request.   It should surprise no one that the Environmental Protection Agency often finds itself behind deadline. From regulating ethanol blends in gasoline to pesticide residues in food, the agency consistently fails to meet timelines Congress sets for releasing new rules. Just this month, EPA announced that it […]

Give the fossil fuel industry free rein!

  In 1729, Jonathan Swift published the most famous satirical essay in the English language:  A Modest Proposal For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public.  And what was Swift’s proposal?  Merely that the one-year-old children of […]

Rural counties dealing with loss of fed dollars

Faced with federal subsidy cuts, counties are chopping services and clamoring for logging money   Josephine County, Oregon, faces an ominous budgetary challenge with the start of 2015: The southern Oregon county has already cut back around-the-clock law enforcement, and officials say they’re now “trying to figure out now how to keep the jail open.” […]

Local breeder wins at Stock Show

Click photo to enlarge On Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the National Western Stock Show, Rio Vista Buttoned Up In Smoke won Overall Grand Champion Fullblood Doe and Rio Vista Smokin Inferno won Overall Grand Champion Fullblood Buck both bred and raised by Minda Witt of Witt’s Rio Vista in Lamar, Colorado.

"It was the time of my life"

Click photo to enlarge Thoughts in Bloom owner Melissa Bohl is home in Lamar again, but returned from being a volunteer floral designer with the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade with memories of a life changing journey. Bohl worked with the Fiesta Parade Company and contributed to the Kaiser Permanente Float and the Aids Foundation Ebola […]

Recycle program benefits Lamar

Click photo to enlarge The Plastic and E-Waste Recycling program sponsored by the Lamar Partnership Inc. (LPI) is helping the city keep clean while investing in the community at the same time. Residents can drop off their plastic and used electronic equipment at the North Thriftway parking lot on the second and fourth Saturday of […]

Yoga regulations could make it tougher for some studios

GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. Child’s pose or tree pose have become common terms. Both, associated with yoga have boomed along with the health activity’s popularity around the world, and right here in Grand Junction. But the booming business of yoga is calling into question who should be responsible for regulate those that train other yoga instructors in […]

Technical glitches on the insurance marketplace keep Coloradans from health coverage

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. With just 18 days remaining before the end of the enrollment period, Coloradans are coming face to face with application halting technical glitches on the insurance marketplace website. Front Range cities have been bogged down by issues with failed automatic renewal of insurance plans. Here in the Grand Valley, miscalculations are giving […]

Fruita considers allowing ATVs and off-highway vehicles travel their roads

FRUITA, Colo. The City of Fruita considers adding another form of transportation to their roads as the city council begins to research the impact of ATVs and off-highway vehicles hitting the streets. At the request of an interested Grand Valley resident, the Fruita City Council is taking preliminary steps to see if their Western Colorado […]