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ARCHIVED JANUARY - MARCH 2011
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Archived March 2011
PARK COUNTY HIRING NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR A FEW MONTHS AFTER PARK COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS WON "BEST IN COLORADO"
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In Green's order, he outlined three sources of vagueness in the county's resolution: (Mike Potter, The Flume, Feb 18 11)

The proposal, HB1003, would require voters to show a state-issued photo identification card in order to cast a ballot. (Patrick Malone, Pueblo Chieftain, Feb 22 11)

Canfield-Jones ran unopposed for the post and replaces Soren Frederiksen, (Feb 21 11)

South Park residents Tuesday met with Park County authorities to consider using a county trust fund to conduct their own baseline study of water resources. (Bruce Finley, Denver Post, Feb 16 11)

The wreck happened just before 5 p.m. yesterday on Colorado 9, approximately 15 miles south of Hartsel. (NewsFirst5.com, Feb 16 11)

The interview was then interrupted and cut short by a public relations official before Mr Hallor was able to answer the question. (10NEWS, Feb 14 11)
Related: 'A Weapon Of Mass Destruction Was Found In The U.S.': shock confession of customs officer

A swath of Colorado's most fire-ravaged forest last week became home to a band of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Christina Dickinson, 9News, Feb 13 11)

A spokeswoman for the Colorado State Land Board said today that staffers have removed the land near Antero Reservoir from the list of parcels to be auctioned. (AP, Bloomberg, Feb 11 11)
Related: Colo. Group Seeks to Halt Auction of Energy Leases

Archived February 2011
Park County Republican Central Committee held its reorganization election on Wednesday evening. (Feb 9 11)

Citing a need to further educate the public and opposition from an unlikely alliance, the sponsor of a bill that would have required mail delivery of ballots to Colorado voters withdrew her bill at a House Committee meeting today. (Kyle Glazier, Denver Post, Feb 10 11)
On the other side of the issue is newly elected Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a fellow Republican who argues that mail ballots make ballot fraud more likely. (Pueblo Chieftain, Feb 9 11)
Related: DEAD WRONG (Pueblo Chieftain, Feb 9 11)

“I would love to see it in Coney Island,” said Ron Aigner (Gary Buiso, The Brooklyn Paper, Feb 8 11)

FAIRPLAY - The Park County man who abused more than 100 dogs at his kennel in 2009 will spend time in jail. Sam Walker was given the maximum sentence Monday. (Jeffrey Wolf, Kevin Torres, 9News, Feb 7 11)

THANK YOU ROAD & BRIDGE -- It's almost impossible to keep up with clearing roads with high winds and drifting snow moving faster than you can work. I heard you out there trying, though. So -- thank you for the hard work and determination. (Feb 7 11)

Crews are struggling to keep U.S. Highway 285 at Kenosha Pass open as severe weather continues to cause white-out driving conditions. (Denver Post, Feb 7 11)
Related: Jackknifed semitrailer closes Kenosha Pass (The Flume, Feb 7 11)

Biennial reorganization of political parties set for February. (Jan 30 11)

This meeting takes place every two years, in odd-numbered years, and is primarily to elect party officers for the next two years. The meeting begins at 1 pm. (Jan 25 11)

...closed indefinitely by owner Ron Aigner in mid-January in light of back problems he suffered after an arrest in January 2010. (Mike Potter, The Flume, Jan 28 11)
Related: Comin' Round the Mountain

State Democratic lawmakers killed a bill yesterday that would have required Coloradans to provide proof of citizenship before registering to vote (Joseph Boven, Colorado Independent, Jan 27 11)
Related: Harvey promises to fight on with voter registration bill

LAKE GEORGE — It's clear. It's cold. The ever-present South Park wind has not yet fully kicked in, (Karl Licis, Denver Post, Jan 26 11)



Hickenlooper paid $52,486 to the Internal Revenue Service in 2008 after it denied some claims for tax credits on easements he held in Park County after he received $1.1 million in federal tax write-offs. (Steven K. Paulson, AP, Bloomberg, Jan 21 11)

Conifer Area Council Vice President Susan Imming also believes such services are needed. "It would be fabulous to have urgent care services available in the Conifer area," she said in an e-mail. (Laurie Allen, Flume, Jan 21 11) Link to Survey

Still deadlocked for the third month on two candidates for a vacancy on the Elk Creek fire board, the board will seek more applications for the position. (Barbara Ford, High Timber Times, Jan 18 11)

Republican lawmakers are again looking to pass a bill that would require Coloradans to prove their citizenship when registering to vote. (Gene Davis, Denver Daily, Jan 18 11)

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has launched the state’s first – and perhaps the nation’s only – 24-hour toll-free hotline for victims of identity theft and fraud (Jan 18 11)

COMMISSIONERS AT IT AGAIN:
HOLD MONDAY, TUESDAY MEETINGS WITHOUT NOTICE ON WEBSITE
During budget and finance process, commissioners have been holding meetings on Mondays and Tuesdays without public notice on their website with other meeting notices. Some meetings are held away from the BOCC meeting room at alternate locations on unannounced days. Notice not published on website or in email notifications. Public is encouraged to call the administrative offices every Monday and Tuesday morning to get unpublished meeting schedules and agendas. Administrative offices: Phone: (719) 836-4201 Fax: (719) 836-3273
Related: Commissioners Tied In Knots Trying To Hide Meetings? (Op, Jun 14 10)

COMMISSIONERS CALL MONDAY MEETING, DON'T POST IT UNTIL AFTER START TIME
Conference call scheduled to work on DA's budget. Notices go out at 08:40, start time was 08:30. Appears to violate 24-hour notice rule. (Nov 15 10)

Archived January 2011
The meeting, which will include representatives from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, El Paso Energy and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, will provide a forum to explain...what is being proposed for future exploration of the mineral resource. (DOW, Jan 11 11)

Consideration of Equipment Lease/Purchase Agreement with Chase Bank for Equipment & Communication/ IT Building. (BOCC Agenda for Jan 20 11)

The division and Operation Game Thief are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to whoever poached the four-point elk. (AP, KRDO, Jan 11 11)

Remember - County offers extremely generous benefits to employees. (as of Jan 6 11)

It was the first population decline posted in Park County since at least 1971,
(Mike Potter, The Flume, Dec 30 10)

(Park County Agenda for January 13, 2011) MODIFIED

LAKE GEORGE — Dr. Britt Stubblefield's office is the cab of a dusty Dodge Ram pickup.
(Steve Raabe, Denver Post, Jan 4 11)

First Degree Burglary - Park County case, Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft- Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft - Florence Police Department (two counts), Theft by Receiving, three counts, Possession of an Explosive or Incendiary Device - Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Violation of Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (NewsFirst5, Jan 6 11)

Park County saw a significant increase in the unemployment rate in November (Flume, Dec 24 10)

The extra set of fingerprints was entered into a law enforcement database and matched Shanahan, who had been arrested for a Colorado bank robbery in 1988 (Tori Richards, AOL News, Dec 29 10) (See articles below for our local Park County cold case from 1982. Continue to hope.)

In addition to saving lives, money and embarrassment, anyone who takes the Plan Ahead Pledge at PlanAheadColorado.com is entered to win a free night on the town in Denver (Dec 30 10)

CSP Troopers and local law enforcement agencies statewide will be conducting increased DUI enforcement during December and over the New Year’s holiday weekend (CDOT, Dec 29 10)

Park County Assessor David Wissel, who approved the agricultural designation for Hickenlooper's property, said the ... (Christopher N. Osher, The Denver Post, Dec 17 10)
Related: Farmer Hick's Tax Toll on his 'Agricultural' Land in Park County? A Whopping $75 a Year

As local authorities continue to work on the now nearly 29-year-old case, Summit County Crime Stoppers has renewed the $1,000 reward (Caddie Nath, Summit Daily News, Dec 2 10)
Related: Oberholtzer-Schnee murders - 1982


We use an alternate fuel source known as Christmas Uplift Pawing Inversion Drive (CUPID), (Nov 29 10)


Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage. (Nov 29 10)

SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH RELATIONSHIP WITH AREA TEEN
Jefferson County arrests Charles William Jenkins
People with knowledge of other potential victims in the case are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 303-271-5612. (Emile Hallez Williams, High Timber Times, Dec 9 10)

Fremont and Park County Commissioners basically were seeking to hold the line on spending. (Ed Norden, Canon City Daily Record, Dec 11 10)

   
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