Colorado’s climate plan

SUBMITTED BY BOB DOYLE In 2019, the Colorado Legislature passed a bill (HB 1261) establishing goals for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our state.  These goals were further supported by Governor Polis’s GHG Reduction Roadmap which was completed in January of this year. The goals are a statewide GHG emissions reductions from 2005 levels …

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GV changes its law so that the city council controls who validates questionable signatures when its own members face recall

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On April 5, the Greenwood Village City Council unanimously passed a new 13-page law on first reading without a public hearing or any public input that was described as a clean-up ordinance to make the city’s election rules better conform to the state constitution and statutes. When the second …

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BARBWIRE BOB

I’ve been asked about the “Barb Wire Bob” column name.  I’ll give you a brief explanation.  As a youngster, growing up on a pioneer cattle ranch, I had a horse.  My horse “Nancy” was my first steed at a very early age.  She was a very gentle old mare that tolerated a very young rider.  …

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Aurora honors six outstanding local businesses at annual ceremony

The city of Aurora recently honored six outstanding local businesses at its 16th annual Aurora Business Recognition Award ceremony, hosted by the city’s Business Advisory Board. The 2020 awards–delayed due to the ongoing pandemic–aired in a virtual format April 29 on AuroraTV and Facebook. The prerecorded ceremony is available to watch at AuroraTV.org, and more on …

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High-quality affordable childcare is the key to keeping women in the workplace

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER It will shock nobody that when children stopped being able to go to school or day care because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it impacted the jobs and careers of more mothers than fathers.  On May 6, Saja Hindi, politics reporter for the Denver Post, moderated a panel discussion sponsored …

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New Arapahoe County chair shows the way to future success

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On May 5, Arapahoe County Republican Chair Suzanne Staiert spoke to over 100 people gathered at Maggiano’s DTC for the regular meeting of the Arapahoe County Republican Breakfast Club. Staiert explained that, having lived in Arapahoe County for 30 years, “2020 lit a fire under me, at the state …

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Spark Centennial Placemaking Program earns DRCOG Metro Vision Award

Submitted by Allison WitterIn – Communications Director City of Centennial Spark Centennial, a program launched by the City of Centennial to reinvigorate area shopping centers through innovative events and projects, has been selected for a 2021 Metro Vision Award by the Denver Regional Council of Governments. DRCOG presented the honor at a virtual awards ceremony …

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