Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: Broadband on the Ballot

The Larimer County Commissioners voted to add a question to the November ballot asking to exempt the County from SB-152 which prohibits local governments from involvement in broadband efforts. Estes Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, and Wellington voters approved similar measures. If passed, the measure would allow the County to support broadband efforts within its municipalities… Continue reading Larimer County: Broadband on the Ballot

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer: US 34 Permanent Repairs Create Angst

CDOT has held a series of public meetings to discuss closures on US 34 between Loveland and Estes Park in order to build the highway into bedrock between mile markers 77 and 80 (Cedar Cove area) so it won’t wash out again and permanently repairing the damage caused by the flood of September 2013. After… Continue reading Larimer: US 34 Permanent Repairs Create Angst

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Larimer County: Vacation Rental Issue Creating Conflict

Before 2010, vacation homes were allowed in Estes Park as an accessory use while Larimer County prohibited them in the surrounding area. That year the Estes Park Town Board and Larimer County Commissioners voted to allow vacation homes as a principle use throughout the Estes Valley. To do this, regulations in the Estes Park Municipal… Continue reading Larimer County: Vacation Rental Issue Creating Conflict

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Regional Cities Gain Enterprise Zone Status

With the exception of minor adjustments, Enterprise Zone boundaries haven’t changed since 1998.   Despite efforts in recent years by the legislature to reign in the Colorado Enterprise Zone program, the Economic Development Commission recently approved changes to zones in Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties. The changes in Larimer County include the addition of Estes Park,… Continue reading Regional Cities Gain Enterprise Zone Status