Lundberg Announces for CD 2

After mulling it over, Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) has decided to run against incumbent Jared Polis in the newly configured 2nd Congressional District. Sen. Lundberg, who currently serves Colorado Senate District 15 (mostly unincorporated Larimer County), says he disagrees with many of Polis’s positions. The 2nd CD includes Boulder and Fort Collins; GOP party strategists toldContinue reading “Lundberg Announces for CD 2”

Council Gets “Creative”

On Jan. 17 the City Council passed a resolution to form a creative district encompassing both the Downtown Development Authority and the University district. A creative district is not a zoning designation; instead its purpose to attract creative entrepreneurs and showcase organizations and businesses involved in the arts and culture. In addition, the appellation willContinue reading “Council Gets “Creative””

1,000 New Jobs for Weld County

A call center will take over an empty Kmart in Greeley. The Great Western Rail Park in Windsor will house a facility that will support oil and gas development. Together these businesses mean 1,000 new jobs in Weld County. The area is doing its best to lure new businesses to the area with business-friendly developmentContinue reading “1,000 New Jobs for Weld County”

Conway Announces Re-election Bid

Sean Conway announced his decision to run for a second term as Weld County Commissioner. The election will not occur for 10 months but given Conway’s early announcement it is unlikely he will have competition from the GOP for his at-large seat given his party’s dominance in county politics.

Council Considers 2012 Agenda

This year the City Council agreed to focus on improvements to its water and electrical infrastructure, which could mean rate increases or bond sales. However there was consensus that these upgrades are necessary for economic development. The Council also decided to focus on planning the Colorado 402 and US 287 corridors. The 402 Corridor hasContinue reading “Council Considers 2012 Agenda”

Shaffer Announces Bid for House

Attorney Mark Shaffer, husband of Loveland City Council member Joan Shaffer, announced his decision to run for House District 51. The Staffers moved to Loveland in 2000 and several years later led a successful campaign to limit campaign donations in the city. Shaffer, who is a Democrat, said he is “fed-up with being represented byContinue reading “Shaffer Announces Bid for House”

Reapportionment Means Uncertainty in HD 51

Changes to the boundaries of Colorado’s General Assembly districts, known as reapportionment, mean that Reps. BJ Nikkel and Brian DelGrosso both live in House District 51. Rep. Nikkel will continue to represent HD 49 through this year. But the two representatives, who have similar views and consider themselves friends, say they have decided that onlyContinue reading “Reapportionment Means Uncertainty in HD 51”

Perry Buck Announces for HD 49

Perry Buck, wife of Weld County DA Ken Buck, has announced her intent to run for House District 49. The district, which includes unincorporated Larimer County and the western edge of Weld County (Windsor), has been held by BJ Nikkel since 2009 (see related story,below). However, changes in the district’s boundaries in 2011 moved Nikkel’s Continue reading “Perry Buck Announces for HD 49”

County Commissioner Race Heats up in District 1

Karen Stockley, who was ousted from the Thompson School Board by newcomer Bob Kerrigan, has announced her decision to run against incumbent Tom Donnelly in this November’s Larimer County Commissioner race. Stockley says she’d like to “streamline county government and represent all the residents of Larimer County.” According to the Reporter-Herald, Donnelly ran for theContinue reading “County Commissioner Race Heats up in District 1”

Council Discusses Priorities

At its annual retreat the Boulder City Council agreed to make affordable housing a priority and will meet with its affordable housing task force to discuss a report the group published last fall. The report identified four possible revenue streams: a head tax on workers in city limits; a hotel or accommodations tax; a generalContinue reading “Council Discusses Priorities”