The Home Front: Trump in Colorado again, police bias in Boulder, and more

The Home Front: Trump in Colorado again, police bias in Boulder, and more

The Durango Herald has a story about more EPA reimbursements after the Gold King Mine spill in that area. “Broken down, $101,465 went to the state of Colorado, $80,213 to San Juan County, $58,684 to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, $9,993 to the city of Durango, $7,495 to La Plata County, and $4,591 to the San Juan Basin Health Department. The EPA has assumed responsibility for the Aug. 5, 2015, spill, which affected waterways in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Since the incident, the agency has periodically awarded reimbursements.”

Donald Trump will rally in Pueblo Monday, according to The Chieftain. “The billionaire businessman is scheduled to hold a rally at the Pueblo Convention Center at 3 p.m. Doors open at noon.”

Works is still needed to address police bias in Boulder, The Daily Camera reports today. “Pedro Silva was startled one recent night to find three naked men in cowboy hats intruding on his property. Concerned for his family’s safety, he thought to call 911 — but didn’t. At a community meeting Thursday night on bias and accountability among Boulder police, Silva, who is black, explained to the department’s chief and top deputies why it is he hesitates to contact law enforcement even when facing danger. ‘What happens if I get shot?’ he said. ‘The police department doesn’t exist for me, but I wish it did.'”

The city of Longmont received a $567,000 grant for cities that don’t allow recreational marijuana sales, reports The Times-Call. “Of the $567,540, $400,000 will go toward renovating the fire station at 1200 Lashley St.”

KAFM, “one of Grand Junction’s most beloved community radio stations will soon be broadcasting loud and clear among the peach trees and vineyards of Palisade, thanks to a new translator tower installed on top of the Palisade Fire Department,” reports The Daily Sentinel this morning. “The radio station, which first came on the air 17 years ago, plays a wide variety of music as well as public affairs broadcasting and programs put on by more than 120 nonprofit groups.”

Treat yourself to photos of fall in the Roaring Fork Valley, courtesy of The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent.

The Greeley Tribune takes a look at the Evans Citizen Police Academy. “The program spanned eight weeks and consisted of three-hour classes every Tuesday night, and finished this week. One of those classes involved the ‘shoot-don’t-shoot’ simulator.”

A Loveland resident is taking his case against two local ballot measures he believes violate the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights to the Colorado Supreme Court, The Herald reports.

The “creepy clown” threat has come to Fort Collins, reports The Coloradoan. “Fort Collins Police Services and Poudre School District were notified Wednesday night of a single threat posted on Facebook, involving Poudre High School. The message included emoticons and was “consistent with what has been determined to be a hoax in many other places across the country,” FCPS Assistant Chief Jerry Schiager said Thursday morning.”

Progressive Insurance plans to hire 127 people in Colorado Springs, per The Gazette. They will be call center jobs.

“U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado joined with two Republican colleagues on this week in asking a federal watchdog to investigate whether the Obama administration illegally spent money to study mainland U.S. sites where the White House might transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,” The Pueblo Chieftain reports with a story from The Denver Post’s Washington scribe.

Since Colorado legalized marijuana, Denver police need more room to store evidence, The Denver Post reports. “Now, the department is asking Denver City Council to approve $125,116 in the 2017 budget so its property bureau can handle the thousands of pounds of marijuana that comes through its doors each year.”


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Corey Hutchins

is a journalist in Colorado, and Columbia Journalism Review's Rocky Mountain correspondent for the United States Project. Follow him on Twitter @CoreyHutchins and email him at CoreyHutchins [at] gmail [dot] com.

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