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”

What are the Implications of a Climate Preparedness Plan?

Boulder and Boulder County have prepared a draft Climate Preparedness Plan, the purpose of which is to “assist county and city departments that manage climate-sensitive resources and assets to achieve their departmental objectives in the face of challenges posed by anticipated future changes in the climate of Boulder County.” The plan envisions what is franklyContinue reading “What are the Implications of a Climate Preparedness Plan?”

Singer Appointed to HD 11 Seat

Social worker Jonathan Singer (D) will complete Deb Gardner’s term in House District 11. He currently serves on the City of Longmont’s Planning & Commission and is a former City Council candidate. Singer wants to address additional funding for education and affordable health care. Note: Singer may be too liberal for the City of LongmontContinue reading “Singer Appointed to HD 11 Seat”

Jones Announces Senate Run

Rep. Matt Jones has decided to run for Senate District 17 (held by the term-limited Brandon Shaffer), which will create an opening in House District 12. So far, two Democrats have announced their interest in the seat: Mike Foote, a Boulder County Assistant DA and Angie Layton a party activist. House District 12 includes Lafayette,Continue reading “Jones Announces Senate Run”