Homebrew: GoFundMe pulls Twin Peaks’ funding campaign

Fund times

GoFundMe, the crowdsourcing website, has put Twin Peaks Charter Academy’s fundraising campaign under review. The school’s principal had set up the fundraising page to raise money for anticipated legal fees to defend his decision to block the school’s valedictorian, Evan Young, from delivering his graduation address in which he planned to come out as gay, reports The Daily Camera.

Post it

Aurora Sentinel editor Dave Perry takes to the pages of his paper to defend the Denver Post against critics chastising it in the wake of even more staff cutbacks. “Locals have been gleefully taking shots at Colorado’s largest albeit shrinking newspaper, mostly saying that the news product they produce is the cause of their ailing circulation and financial health. That’s just bullshit, folks.”

Police shooting

This morning, while responding to reports of gunfire, Aurora police shot an armed man. The Adams County district attorney will be taking on the case and deciding whether or not to press charges against the officer. Via The Aurora Sentinel

Flooded dry

The 250 residents of Iliff, Colorado have been without water for eight days, reports the Denver Post. The ironic reason: the floods.

Play time

Hickenlooper may be putting significant resources toward mitigating crises with the Colorado water plan. But he isn’t just about ecological disaster. He’s also opened up the new Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office and appointed mountain climber Luis Benitez to direct it. Via The Gazette.

Doug deep

Tomorrow Colorado Springs City Council will be deciding whether or not to censure Councilwoman Helen Collins for her attempts to help TABOR mastermind Douglas Bruce break the law. “Collins placed her friendship with (Bruce) above her duty of loyalty to the city and her ethical obligations, resulting in harm to the City’s interests,” stated a report from the Independent Ethics Commission. Via the Gazette.

 

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