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GV will wait to decide what to do with its gravel roads

After first hearing from some people living in GV’s rural area that they wanted to see the current criteria for paving individual gravel roads changed to require less than 100% agreement of adjacent residents, Greenwood Village City Council Members Dave Bullock and Paul Wiesner, who represent the rural area, held a town hall meeting on …

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GV says no to composting services for its residents again

At its study session on January 9, the Greenwood Village City Council unanimously decided not to provide composting services to its residents. It was six months ago when Julia Pace, then a 5th grader, told her city council that, “I love the environment. I’ve lived in Greenwood Village my whole life. I’m here tonight to …

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FAA Manager Valencia says traffic patterns at Centennial were not changed

As the two-hour plus January 4 meeting of the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable (CACNR) was drawing to a close, Mike Valencia, General Manager Denver District at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), called into the meeting and said that it was his responsibility to change traffic patterns at Centennial Airport and that he had not done …

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Colorado National Guard supports governor’s inauguration with flyover and cannon salute

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Members of the Colorado National Guard supported the inauguration of Gov. Jared Polis at the State Capitol in Denver, Jan. 10, 2023, with an F-16 Fighting Falcon flyover, ceremonial cannon salute, military band, and the presentation of colors. The cannon fired 38 blank rounds from Civic Center Park across …

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Colorado Supreme Court rules that mayor and city council member term limits don’t overlap in Thornton

The Colorado Constitution prohibits local elected officials from serving more than two consecutive (four-year) terms in any office. Thornton, like many cities in Colorado, considers its mayor to be a member of the city council. When current Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann was elected to that position in November 2019, she had just served six consecutive …

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GV Arts Council votes to stop awarding arts scholarships altogether

On December 1, after considering the consequences of implementing the Greenwood Village City Council’s (GVCC) stern directive to its Arts and Humanities Council (GVAHC) that it may no longer award its merit-based $5,000 scholarships to any high school senior who does not live within the city boundaries of Greenwood Village, the members of the GVAHC …

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Rural GV residents speak against changing rules for gravel roads

On November 7, when Greenwood Village City Council Members Dave Bullock and Paul Wiesner first proposed a resolution to the rest of the city council that would change the criteria for paving a gravel road from requiring that “100% of the landowners adjacent to the road” sign a petition requesting that it be paved, to …

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