Larimer County: Commissioners Race Heats Up

Both county commissioners who are up for reelection this November now have opponents. In District 2, Eric Mokler, a partner in a local industrial real estate firm, will challenge Steve Johnson, a fellow Republican. Bill Wright, a high school teacher from Fort Collins has also announced his candidacy. More information about Mokler and Wright areContinue reading “Larimer County: Commissioners Race Heats Up”

Weld County: Weld Wants to Opt-Out of Gas/Oil Rules

The Weld County commissioners hope to avoid implementing new rules just approved by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) by making their own regulations. The COGCC rules are the result of changes suggested by Governor Hickenlooper’s task force in 2015. The task force was created in a compromise brokered by the Governor thatContinue reading “Weld County: Weld Wants to Opt-Out of Gas/Oil Rules”

Elected Officials Agree on List of Highway Funding Options

At the last I-25 Elected Officials Coalition meeting, the group agreed to support a list of State level I-25 funding options promoted by Weld County Commissioners Barbara Kirkmeyer and Sean Conway. TRANS bond funding (such as the proposal initiated by NCLA during the last legislative session). A general fund allocation for transportation. Legislation to reviseContinue reading “Elected Officials Agree on List of Highway Funding Options”

Could Infrastructure Tax Credit Pay For I-25

At a transportation summit organized by the Weld County Commissioners, Washington DC consultants suggested that a state infrastructure tax credit should be one part of Colorado’s “ultimate solution.” The credit is modeled after the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit and would create new sources of private financing without debt. Steve Gordon, a former fundraiserContinue reading “Could Infrastructure Tax Credit Pay For I-25”

Weld County Commissioners Say Secession is for Real

The Weld County Commissioners created a big stir recently when they announced they are leading an effort to create the new state of North Colorado. While most people believe the Commissioners aren’t serious, Board Chair Sean Conway says “it’s no stunt.” He noted that the Commissioners intend to put this question to the voters inContinue reading “Weld County Commissioners Say Secession is for Real”