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Denver denies open records request for call logs tied to a...

Tim Lomas was puzzled over the summer when a Denver city inspector quickly closed the complaint he had filed about his neighbor’s dog-grooming business. “To...

Open-government wins and losses in the 2016 Colorado legislative session

Colorado lawmakers in 2016 rejected an opportunity to bring the state’s open-records law into the 21st century. They also decided that wage-law violations should remain...

Amended bill requires public disclosures for nonprofits serving people with disabilities

Although nonprofits serving people with disabilities in Colorado won’t be subject to the state’s open-records law, it appears they will be required to provide...

Parents to lawmakers: Open records of nonprofits serving people with disabilities

Twenty Colorado nonprofits that spend public dollars to serve people with disabilities should be required like government agencies to provide detailed financial records and other...

Colorado legislators move to formalize open-data program in Secretary of State’s...

  Colorado lawmakers are taking steps to formalize a 2½-year-old pilot program that encourages state government agencies to “streamline access to public data” by making...

Media groups, CFOIC ask state Supreme Court to order unsealing of...

Currently, the records in the case against Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear have been sealed by an El Paso County District Court judge....

Durango City Council Forbids Photos of Public Documents

By and large, Durango’s new policy to charge 25 cents per page after the first ten pages of copied public records, and to charge an hourly fee of $30 for document research exceeding 15 minutes, is neither unusual, nor outside Colorado Law Regarding Public Records. The hiccup comes near the bottom of the policy’s discussion of “Fees and Charges,” which reads simply, “Photographing of public records will not be allowed.”
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