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Some Public Officials’ Conversations Are ‘Off The Grid’

If the health of an elected body can be measured by the level of communication among its members, one Colorado city would seem to be in a coma.

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Shave And A Haircut? Over $1M And Counting In Larimer County

Since October 2004, inmates in the Larimer County Detention Center have racked up more than $1.3 million in unpaid bills for wide-ranging services, and those on work release and home detention have gone in the red for an additional $82,500.

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Hickenlooper Presents Denver Budget Plan

The city’s newest budget calls for an increase in a variety of traffic fines to help close an estimated $100 million shortfall for the next fiscal year budget, Mayor John Hickenlooper announced yesterday.

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Denver Public Parks Soon To Host Ticketed Events

Parks and Recreation Manager Kevin Patterson said the new permitting process does not equate to selling or leasing public park land, but instead creates a permitting process no different than for a picnic site.

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States Pressed To Fix Local Water Systems

States have a lot to lose if repairs to local water systems are delayed for too long.

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Stalled Proposal To Repeal Denver Law Raises Uncertainty

Uncertainty remains over how revenue collected from a controversial voter-approved city ordinance that requires police officers to impound the cars of unlicensed drivers will be spent to create additional impound space.

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Sen. Sandoval’s Seat Up Early With Her Election To Denver Council

State Rep. Jerry Frangas, a Democrat, came in third with 15 percent of the vote.

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Denver Settles Pair of Lawsuits

The Denver City Council last night gave approval to $65,000 in liability claims stemming from one incident described as “unwarranted police brutality” and a separate civil action against the Denver Public Library system for allegedly firing a disabled security guard after he complained about adverse working conditions.

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Commissioners: We’ll Give Welfare to State if Pushed

County commissioners in Colorado vowed to turn over control of their welfare programs to the state if Gov. Bill Ritter goes ahead with a threat to take over county programs that refuse to pay more for services.

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HCR10-1001: Effort to Give Counties Power over Pay Fails

County officials turned out in force Tuesday to help kill a bill that would have put county commissioners in charge of their salaries.

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