Homebrew: $24 million for sheriff’s department in Denver’s 2016 budget
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has released his 2016 budget putting $24 million toward the disgraced sheriff’s department, which will be able to hire 43 new deputies and a computer system for controlling the jail, reports Jon Murray for The Denver Post.
When it comes to great cities to live in, Colorado boasts seven of the top 100 in the United States, according to Livability’s Top-100-places-to-live list. Boulder makes the top five. Via The Denver Post.
It’s not the bugling elks that’s attracting the Bureau of Land Management to South Park. It’s the possibility of a gas boom, reports The Gazette. But some locals worry the oil-and-gas industry would explode the economy, which depends on good fishing and hunting.
A lot of people have tried to tackle TABOR, writes Megan Schrader in The Gazette. But the new bipartisan group Building a Better Colorado might have just what it takes to get rid of the so-called Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
In the latest – and goofiest – adventure-travel fundraising stunt, a Boulderite plans to pedal the entire length of the Colorado Trail on a unicycle to raise money to find a cure for ALS – the same disease that brought you the Ice Bucket Challenge. Via The Durango Herald.
The Denver Post’s editorial board took umbrage with what they call Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner’s “baseless hysteria” over the possibility that the federal government might relocate Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants (which the lawmakers called “terrorists,”) to Colorado.
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