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CDOT’s Floyd Hill project expected to begin this summer

By Don IrelandWeekly Register-CallSenior Reporter The proposed $700 million I-70 expansion program for Floyd Hill is inching closer to reality. CDOT leaders say the first phase could begin late this spring for the main project, which could potentially impact lucrative casinos and tourist traffic for Black Hawk, Central City and Gilpin County. U.S. Transportation Secretary …

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Arapahoe County Health Department hits the ground running

On January 1, the Arapahoe County Public Health Department (ACPH) officially opened for business. It will take the place of the Tri-County Health Department for Arapahoe County Residents. Tri-County was forced to cease operations when two of the three counties it served, Douglas and Adams, voted to cancel their membership. At its January 18 meeting, …

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Colorado legislators wants to reform the state’s gun laws

On February 23, Democratic legislators announced they plan to propose four new statewide gun reform laws. The four bills have 16 different prime sponsors, eight representatives and eight senators, including the president of the state Senate and two members of state House leadership. All are Democrats, whose party includes 46 out of 65 members of the …

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Candidates for Denver mayor stake out positions in debate

On February 16, the 13 candidates who are participating in the Denver Fair Elections Fund, created after a 2018 ballot measure was approved by the city’s voters, participated in their first televised debate. Those candidates who opt into the Fair Elections Fund agree not to accept donations over $500 from any individual. They are rewarded …

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Applications for Interim CHV City Manager are due February 24

On February 17, at 2:30 p.m., the designated search committee for Cherry Hills Village voted to officially begin the process of hiring an interim city manager to serve for one year beginning July 1, 2023. The search committee that approved the job description, job posting, and time frame for hiring for the position was comprised …

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Diana DeGette announces $24 million in funding for housing projects 

Denver U.S. Rep Diana DeGette, now in her 27th year in Congress, recently announced that 14 housing-related projects she submitted, totaling $24,247,426, were approved by the House Appropriations Committee, and will be funded as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, signed by President Biden on December 29, 2022.  Those projects are: At a …

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Arapahoe County will revise its district boundaries in 2023

Colorado law requires that county commissioner districts must be redrawn every 10 years based on the Decennial Census. Although the last Census was completed as of 2020, there was a nationwide delay in receiving the data. As a result, the Colorado State Legislature delayed the process for counties to perform the redistricting process, which will …

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Anne Rowland is new Arapahoe County Republican chair

The Arapahoe County Republican Party Central Committee held its re-organization meeting on February 11 at Hope United Methodist Church in Greenwood Village to elect new county party officers, as well as district chairs for the party’s state senate and representative districts in Arapahoe County. None of the incumbent county officers sought re-election. With 181 voting …

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No solutions for frustrated neighbors of Centennial Airport 

When the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable (CACNR) met on February 1, there was hope that unhappy residents who have been living with increased noise and air pollution from planes flying out of Centennial Airport (APA) might get their concerns addressed by the Federal Aviation Administration, whose regional manager was there in person. The meeting …

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Congressman Crow gets $21.3 million for community projects in the 2023 budget bill

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow recently announced that 15 community projects he submitted, totaling $21,294,509, were all approved by the House Appropriations Committee and will be funded.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, signed by President Biden on December 29, 2022, was comprised of $858 billion in spending for defense and $800 billion for all other categories …

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