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The Home Front: ‘Several candidates’ want to become mayor of Denver

“Nearly a year out from Denver’s next mayoral election, several candidates have declared their intention to run — well before Michael Hancock is expected to make his bid for a third term official,” reports The Denver Post. “The four Denverites who have filed candidacy papers for the May 2019 election so far represent a range of viewpoints. But all see failings during Hancock’s seven-year tenure and opportunities for changes in direction, and they want to give voters more choices. Rumors still abound about political and business figures who are interested in running, some only if Hancock decides against launching his campaign.”

“Male nurses face the same kind of judgment, even discrimination, females seem to face in just about every other profession,” reports The Greeley Tribune. “When Justin Tuell, Josh Lamarr and RW Collett went through nursing school, they had professors pull them aside, remind them Florence Nightingale didn’t approve of male nurses and tell them they didn’t have what it takes. When they enter a room, on the job, patients assume they’re the doctors, or people wonder openly why they couldn’t finish medical school. Many times, they’re asked to move the heavier patients or quell the more combative ones. But they have an answer for all this angst. They call it the Bro Row. Even the name is inherently sexist. Imagine, said Lamarr, 31, if they said they worked with a bunch of chicks.”

“Allowing gray wolves to prowl Colorado’s high country would imperil the small moose population atop Grand Mesa and threaten other game species, the Mesa County Commission said,” reports The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. “The commission urged the federal government in a resolution to follow the recommendations of the Colorado Wildlife Commission, which opposed reintroduction of the gray wolf to Colorado.”

“The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office has already filed more than 1,000 felony cases in 2018, an increase that is also being seen around the state,” reports The Longmont Times-Call. “A total of 1,042 felony cases have already been filed, which would put the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office on pace for about 2,400. The office filed 2,347 felonies in 2017 and 2,230 in 2016, and before then had not filed more than 2,000 in a year.”

“For so young a group, freshmen from the Steamboat Mountain School enchanted an audience Thursday night with the students’ clear vision of how their trip to India affected their outlook on life,” reports The Steamboat Pilot. “The upperclassmen didn’t do a bad job either, each describing stunning trips to Colombia and Morocco as part of the school’s Global Immersion Studies program. The presentation was held at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Stemaboat Springs.”

“Two gubernatorial candidates brought their campaign trails through Glenwood Springs over the Memorial Day weekend, representing the two major political parties,” reports The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent. “Jared Polis, the Democratic congressman who has represented Colorado’s 2nd District since 2009, brought his message of “turning bold ideas into real results” to a Friday evening meet-and-greet at Las Margaritas. On Saturday afternoon, former Democratic mayor of Parker, Air Force veteran and now Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez shared his philosophy of “bringing a forward vision to Colorado” at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.”

“Over 3,500 years of life experiences were celebrated at the Pueblo Union Depot on Friday, where 35 local centenarians and dozens of other seniors were recognized during the annual Saluting Pueblo Seniors event,” reports The Pueblo Chieftain. “Over 170 people attended the program and luncheon hosted by the Pueblo Area Agency on Aging and the Pueblo Advisory Council on Aging, which PAAA program coordinator Talonna Martinez said is designed to honor local seniors as was proclaimed in the Comprehensive Older Americans Act of 1978.”

“The 2018 primary election will be the first of its kind: Independents may now cast votes,” reports The Loveland Reporter-Herald. “The election is about a month away, but it is not too early to start studying the candidate lineup. Though independents will receive both a Democratic and a Republican ballot in the mail, returning both will result in all votes being disqualified, according to the Office of the Secretary of State. Independents may only choose candidates from one party’s ballot. Ballots will be mailed June 4, 22 days before the primaries. Voting must occur before 7 p.m. June 26. You can register to vote at Voter Service and Polling Centers until Election Day, as well as perform other functions like drop off a filled ballot, obtain a replacement ballot or change your address.”

“Months shy of his 100th birthday, Bill Weber crossed the Bolder Boulder finish line in triumph Monday,” reports The Boulder Daily Camera. “Weber, a University of Colorado professor emeritus, ran the first Bolder Boulder decades ago, as well as races prior and after. This week, he decided he’d return for the 40th Bolder Boulder. “I just got a bee in my bonnet,” Weber said with a laugh. So Weber met his granddaughter, Heidi Alina, and three of his great granddaughters at the intersection of Folsom and Walnut streets, and he pushed his walker the final stretch of the course down Folsom and up the hill into CU’s Folsom Field.”

“With a key final report looming for two proposed Poudre River-fueled reservoirs, Fort Collins City Council will weigh whether staff will try to negotiate over the city’s remaining concerns,” reports The Coloradoan in Fort Collins. “Past city comments helped steer the Northern Integrated Supply Project in a more agreeable direction, according to a staff report for Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. But concerns still remain. Staff members hope a negotiation might quell, or at least mitigate, some of them. The project calls for building Glade Reservoir to the northwest of Fort Collins and Galeton Reservoir near Greeley, as well as pipelines to convey and release water. The Cache la Poudre River would be the primary source of water for each, and it would be taken out near the mouth of the canyon.”

“It’s not really a pinggg, or even a wwwwhhck,” reports The Gazette in Colorado Springs. “When John Elway connected off the first tee box on The Broadmoor’s fabled East Course on Sunday, the delightful sound of sweet spot meeting Titleist turned heads all the way over at the starter’s shack, 20 yards away: thhhhmmp. No. 7 can play. But No. 4 took him for $100. During a recent game at Castle Pines Golf Club, Broncos quarterback Case Keenum fired a 74 that nipped Elway’s 76. The new guy didn’t even give his boss any shots. Kids these days! “Case can really hit it,” Elway said Sunday. ‘It reminded me of my youth, watching how long he is off the tee and with his irons. I can’t do that anymore.'”

“The results are in from a fiber-to-the-home feasibility study that the city of Cortez has conducted since January,” reports The Cortez Journal. “On Tuesday, Doug Dawson of CCG Consulting and Chris Konechne of Finley Engineering brought a collection of data from their monthslong study, which was designed to determine whether the city could deliver high-speed internet to all Cortez residents without losing taxpayer money.”

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