Committee Passes Bill to Establish Passenger Rail for Colorado
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1M ago
Legislation creates dedicated funding to leverage historic federal investment from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for reliable, safe, and convenient transit and passenger rail in Colorado DENVER, CO – The House Transportation, Housing & Local Government Committee recently passed legislation aimed at leveraging millions in federal infrastructure funding to bring passenger rail service to Colorado and expanding public transportation options across the state. SB24-184 passed by a vote of 8-3. “Once in a generation federal infrastructure funding is giving us the opportu ..read more
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Trump vs Biden: Predicting the Winner Using Data Insights
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6M ago
  The 2024 US presidential election is about to kick into full gear, with a showdown between two of the most divisive candidates in US history likely to unfold in the months to come.  Joe Biden and Donald Trump may be political rivals, but they have two things in common: significant support base of passionate voters and ever-changing popularity polls and betting odds.  In the run-up to the election, bookmakers are rushing to update the probabilities of a Trump or Biden victory. Betting fans will need to stay up-to-date with the latest polls and other data to increase their chan ..read more
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Windsor Mayor, Town Board Candidacy Filing Opens Jan. 2
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7M ago
The filing period for candidates seeking elected offices in the Town of Windsor’s upcoming general election will officially open on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Next year’s general election for the town, which takes place on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, will be for the following Town Board seats: Mayor Town Board Member, District 1 Town Board Member, District 3 Town Board Member, District 5 To become a candidate, a person must submit a nomination petition, which will be available for pick up from the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall, 301 Walnut St., beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Petitions can be ci ..read more
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Letter to the Editor: From Candidate Patricia Babbitt Regarding the City of Fort Collins Mayor Upcoming Election
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8M ago
My name is Patricia Babbitt, and I am the write-in candidate for Mayor of Fort Collins in the upcoming November 7th election. https://www.patriciababbitt4mayor.com/ Since submitting my paperwork by the September 7th deadline, many have asked me, “Why did you wait to be a write-in instead of a nominated candidate?” My answer is that it hadn’t been my plan to run for mayor, but when I heard on 8/31 that our mayor was still running unopposed, and anybody who wanted to change this had until 9/5 to apply, I decided that person needed to be me.  I felt that without an opponent, many necessary ..read more
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Larimer County Boards and Commissions Openings: Apply by April 3
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by Jonson Kuhn
1y ago
Serving on a Larimer County Board or Commission is a great way to be involved in your county. Larimer County Boards and Commissions serve a vital role in making recommendations to the Board of Larimer County Commissioners on various important matters. Apply online at www.larimer.gov/boards. If internet access is unavailable to you or you have difficulties, you may pick up an application at the Larimer County Commissioners’ Office, 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins, Colorado, 2nd Floor. New board members begin their term on July 1. The following Boards and Commissions have openings:  Board of Ad ..read more
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Connecting Our Community
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by Jonson Kuhn
1y ago
By John Kefalas Spring is approaching, the days are getting longer, and it is a good time to think about opportunities that connect our community and our county. These connections are important because the mission of Larimer County government is to “uphold and advance the community’s health, safety, well-being and quality of life,” and we can effectively represent this mission only with the active participation of our community. Our six guiding principles provide a solid foundation for the work we do. The principles include being good stewards of public resources, providing consistent quality ..read more
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Larimer County Elected Officials Sworn In
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by Jonson Kuhn
1y ago
Larimer County officials that were elected or reelected on November 8, 2022, took the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony in the Larimer County Administrative Services Building Hearing Room. Larimer County 8th Judicial District Chief Judge Susan Blanco administered the oath of office to each elected official. Larimer County Elected officials that were sworn in: -Larimer County Commissioner John Kefalas, District 1 -Larimer County Clerk and Recorder Angela Myers -Larimer County Assessor Bob Overbeck -Larimer County Sheriff John Feyen and Command Staff -Larimer County Coroner Stephen Hanks ..read more
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New Chair, Chair Pro Tem, Board of Larimer County Commissioners
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by Jonson Kuhn
1y ago
The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today voted to appoint a new chair of the board and chair pro tem for 2023 at their regular Administrative Matters meeting. The Board of Larimer County Commissioners reorganizes and appoints a new chair and chair pro tem each year in January. The board voted to appoint District 3 Commissioner Jody Shadduck-McNally to serve as chair of the board for 2023, and District 1 Commissioner John Kefalas to serve as chair pro tem for 2023. Shadduck-McNally, who served as chair pro tem in 2022, succeeds District 2 Commissioner Kristin Stephens who served as chai ..read more
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County Clerks Begin Mailing Ballots for the November 8 General Election
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by Jonson Kuhn
1y ago
Colorado County Clerks have mailed ballots to active eligible voters for the November 8 General Election. “Colorado voters should start checking their mailboxes for their 2022 General Election Ballot,” said Secretary Griswold. “I encourage every eligible Coloradan who has not yet registered to vote to do so, there is still time!” County Clerks must mail ballots to voters by October 21 for the General Election. Registered voters who do not receive a ballot should contact their County Clerk. After October 31, Coloradans can still register to vote, receive a ballot, and vote in person at a ..read more
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Immediate Needs Grants, a Welcome Relief
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by Jonson Kuhn
1y ago
Many in our community needed a lifeline to help them weather the effects of the COVID pandemic. That lifeline was made possible by American Rescue Plan Act [ARPA] Immediate Needs Grants [ING] funding which Larimer County received and distributed to our community to help get through and support the post-COVID recovery in many ways. Over $31 Million in Immediate Needs Grant funding was distributed to small businesses and non-profits that fall into three categories: -Health Impacts recovery, $673,000. -Economic impact recovery, $2.26 million. -Improvements to help prevent future pandemics, $167 ..read more
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