Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

To-date local governments in Northern Colorado have added significant funding to ensure North I-25 is improved and expanded. Larimer and Weld Counties, plus Johnstown, Fort Collins, Berthoud, Loveland, Timnath and Windsor, as well as McWhinney provided $25,000,000 in local contributions for the Phase 1 project adding an additional lane between SH 14 and SH 402.… Continue reading Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Council Approves Payment for North I-25

The Fort Collins City Council gave final approval to an ordinance remitting the first of five $445,0000 payments to Larimer County as part of an annual regional contribution of local matching funds for the North I-25 Phase 1 project. Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly proposed the local match project last year using funding from the County’s… Continue reading Fort Collins: Council Approves Payment for North I-25

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt - County Weld, Govt Johnstown

Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

Last week the Johnstown Town Council did not ratify the agreement to donate $6 million for the SH 402 interchange redesign as part of the I-25 Phase One project. At the last moment the town’s mayor, who had helped broker the deal, got cold feet. He argued Johnstown should not have to contribute $6 million to… Continue reading Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Companion Projects

In a few years, Loveland drivers will see a third lane on US 34 over the I-25 intersection and a reconfiguration of the SH 402 and I-25 intersection as part of CDOT’s Phase One expansion of I-25. The City Council approved a resolution committing $14 million to include the improvements now rather than adding them… Continue reading Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Companion Projects

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: Short-Term Rental Regulations Approved

The Larimer County Commissioners and Estes Park Board of Trustees finally reached consensus on short-term aka vacation rental regulations in the Estes Valley in a joint meeting on December 15. While some of the elected officials were not entirely happy with all the details of the ordinance, in a spirit of compromise they voted to… Continue reading Larimer County: Short-Term Rental Regulations Approved

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: Commissioners Place Arts, Culture and Science Tax Measure on Ballot

Larimer County voters will determine the fate of a proposed tenth-of-a-percent sales tax to fund arts, culture and science in Larimer County this November. Almost 12,000 signatures were submitted to the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder in July to support the measure. The Larimer County Commission formally approved the measure for the November ballot. The… Continue reading Larimer County: Commissioners Place Arts, Culture and Science Tax Measure on Ballot

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: City Continues to Investigate Broadband Utility Options

Last year Fort Collins convinced voters to allow the City to pursue broadband options last fall by approving an exemption to SB-152. At a recent study session, staff provided an update on its research to provide some type of municipal broadband. The utility could be public, private or a public-private partnership. The staff isn’t ready… Continue reading Fort Collins: City Continues to Investigate Broadband Utility Options

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force

On August 31 Larimer County held the first meeting of its workforce housing task force. The group included Congressman Jared Polis (briefly), State Senator John Kefalas, County Commissioners Tom Donnelly and Lew Gaiter, the mayor of Johnstown, Loveland City Council member Leah Johnson, a staff representative from Timnath, representatives from FCBR and LBAR, and an… Continue reading Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Loveland: Loveland is Growing

According to the State Demographer, Larimer County is the sixth largest county in Colorado. It is also the sixth fastest growing county in our state. In a presentation to the City Council last month, the demographer said Loveland’s population grew 8.9 percent from 2014 (67,406) to 2015 (72,983). The only towns entirely within the County… Continue reading Loveland: Loveland is Growing

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Study Says Fracking Doesn’t Impact Property Values

A new study found that there is no definitive evidence fracking negatively impacts property values in Colorado. The study, which is the most comprehensive analysis of its kind ever done in Colorado, looked at seven counties – Garfield, Grand, La Plata, Larimer, Pitkin, Routt, and Weld – and the homes in each county that were… Continue reading Colorado: Study Says Fracking Doesn’t Impact Property Values