• The 8 who would be governor: Candidates square off at CoPo/Gazette forum

    Author: Ernest Luning – May 19, 2018 – Updated: 3 hours ago

    The Republican candidates for governor talk on a panel at an annual Colorado Civic Barbecue at the Garden Pavilion at Penrose House on Saturday May 19, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

    For the first time, all four Republicans and four Democrats running for governor of Colorado squared off during a pair of debates Saturday in Colorado Springs, discussing policies ranging from transportation funding to gun violence, taxes to President Donald Trump.

    The candidate forum was presented by Colorado Politics, The Gazette and El Pomar’s Forum for Civic Advancement.

    Disagreements among members of the same party were few, and sparks only flew a couple of times during the exchanges, which took place just over two weeks before voters start receiving primary ballots in the mail — although the differences between the two parties were stark.

    The two 90-minute debates bookended the inaugural Colorado Civic Barbecue, a chance for several hundred members of the community to rub shoulders and listen to live bluegrass music between the doubleheader at the historic Penrose House near The Broadmoor hotel.

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  • Stapleton, Lopez win spots in GOP gov primary

    Author: Ernest Luning – April 14, 2018

    Former Parker mayor Greg Lopez addresses the 2018 Colorado Republican State Assembly while accepting his nomination for governor at the Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder on April 14, 2018.
    Photo by Andy Colwell for the Gazette

    BOULDER — State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and businessman Greg Lopez, a former mayor of Parker, won spots in Colorado’s Republican gubernatorial primary Saturday at the GOP’s state assembly.

    Stapleton took top line on the June primary ballot, with 44 percent of the delegate vote — just four days after asking state officials to reject petitions that had already qualified him for the primary, citing concerns that some of his signatures had been gathered fraudulently.

    “I am a common sense Colorado conservative who wants to be your next governor,” Stapleton said to the thousands of Republicans inside the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus.

    Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton addresses the 2018 Colorado Republican State Assembly while accepting his nomination for governor at the Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder on April 14. (Photo by Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics)

    Lopez received 33 percent of the vote — more than the 30 percent needed to qualify for the ballot.

    But Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, one of five other Republicans asking delegates for votes, received just 5 percent, keeping her from the ballot — a stunning reversal from the state assembly four years ago in the same arena, when she took top line in the attorney general race with nearly 70 percent of the vote.

     

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  • As Adams County Clerk, we’ve accomplished some awesome goals, like reducing YOUR TIME in line at the DMV by an astonishing 85% over the last 3 years! I know, this isn’t standard government practice, but Adams County has raised its STANdards!
    Would you help me continue providing great customer service?
    I’ll match any donation made between now and my Re-Elect Stan Martin Kickoff event this coming Tues April 10th.
    Thanks!
    Stan Martin

  • NSRF members,

    The Colorado GOP State Assembly occurs every two years.
    It will be held on Saturday, April 14th at the CU Coors Event Center in Boulder.
    So, we’re canceling the NSRF April meeting so our members can attend the state GOP assembly.
    We’ll see you next month on Saturday, May 12th.

    John Lefebvre
    NSRF President

    OFFICIAL CALL

    COLORADO REPUBLICAN STATE ASSEMBLY AND CONVENTION
    SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018- 9:00 A.M.

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  • 2018 COLORADO REPUBLICAN PRECINCT CAUCUS

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 7:00pm

    Colorado Republican Caucus Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the caucus?

    Caucuses are precinct-level gatherings of voters that take place across Colorado. In 2018, the Republican caucuses will take place on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 pm.

    What happens at the caucus?

    Caucus-goers elect delegates and alternates to various assemblies. These can include county, state house, state senate, county ommission, state, congressional, and judicial assemblies. In some counties, caucus-goers elect delegates and alternates only to the county ssembly, and those delegates, in turn, elect delegates to the higher assemblies; in other counties, delegates to the higher assemblies are elected provisionally at the caucus and ratified at the county assembly. Read more …

  • A big Thank You to our 3 speakers for sharing their insights and answering our members questions!  What an informative meeting!  If you weren’t there, you missed out.

     

     

     

    It’s time to discuss education and who would know better than Board of Education members!

    Class is in session starting at 9:00am this Saturday, February 10th at Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E 99th Place in Thornton. Admission is $5 with a continental breakfast and beverage included.

    You’ll learn what’s going in with teachers, graduation rates, Common Core, finances, if education has changed with Betsy DeVos at the Department of Education, and other items. And we always save room for questions at the end.

    Our speakers will include Norm Jennings from the Adams 12 School Board, along with Roger Good, president of the Steamboat Springs School Board, and Pam Mazanec from the State Board of Education

     

     

     

     

    Roger Good
    Roger Good was past President of the School Board Member for Steamboat Springs District Re-2. Roger Good retired from a thirty-five-year career in the high tech industry where he had the opportunity to spend much if his career involved in international operations. He received his MBA degree from CSU and was recruited to serve on the advisory board to the business college in 1995. Since then, Roger has remained very active in education related activities for the past twenty years including serving on the Steamboat Springs granting organization that provides funding to multiple local school districts and community groups that support educational opportunities for k-12 students.
    Currently Roger is a member of the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today )Board and he is also a member of the PACE (Professional Association of Colorado Educators) a nonunion based association for educators.
    http://www.sssd.k12.co.us/

    Adams 12 Five Star Schools is the policy-making body for the district. Its powers and duties are established in state law. The Board is comprised of five members that are elected to four-year, staggered terms. Board members may serve two consecutive terms. The district has a director district plan of representation which requires that school board members reside in a specific geographic area within the Five Star School District boundaries. Board members are elected by a vote of the electors of the entire school district. The district’s Boundary Locator provides information regarding director districts for specific addresses. Board members are not paid; they give freely of their time to serve the Five Star community.
    https://www.adams12.org/departments/board-education

    Pam Mazanec (R)

    4th Congressional District, Larkspur
    Terms of Office: January 2013 – January 2019

    4th Congressional District, Larkspur.


    Pam Mazanec was elected to the State Board of Education for the 4th Congressional District commencing January 9, 2013.

    Pam was born and raised in Colby, Kansas and went on to earn a B.A. in General Studies from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. She enjoyed a career as a legal assistant in Wichita and Colorado before deciding to spend time at home with her children and actively engage in their schools. Together with her husband, Pam has been a small business owner for 15 years.

    Pam’s passion for education began during her experience serving as PTO president and volunteering in the classroom and in sports booster clubs during her children’s years in Douglas County School District. She currently serves on a School Accountability Committee and as a director of Great Choice Douglas County, a non-profit organization supporting school choice.

    Previously, Pam served as a director with the Kansas Association of Legal Assistants (KALA) and Vice President of the Colorado Paralegal Association (CPA). She is a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) and, in February 2012, was a recipient of their first “Leadership in Action” Award for her support of the Choice Scholarship Program in Douglas County.

    Pam is passionate about school choice. She supports allowing parents to direct education funds to the school that best fits their child’s needs, whether public or private. She is also a supporter of ongoing innovations in charter schools, magnet schools, online schools, schools of innovation, and homeschooling. Pam understands that a well-educated citizenry is vital to Colorado’s economic future and America’s national security. She is dedicated to seeing all Colorado children succeed and understands the critical role that education plays in their success. She is also interested in improving civics education and the wise management of taxpayer dollars.

    Pam and her husband of more than 30 years, Leon, have lived near Larkspur for 25 years, where they raised two children. They enjoy celebrating events with their very large families and camping on horseback.

    https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/pam_mazanec

     

  • Join the NSRF this Saturday morning to hear about local election results (city council & school board) and from RTD Director Larry Hoy with an update on FasTracks in the north metro area.

    Please join us to discuss current Colorado political issues from The Right Side.

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton . Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included.

    Learn more about Director Hoy

    Director Larry Hoy was elected on November 2, 2010 and took office in January of 2011. He represents District J which is located in the northern RTD area and includes all of Federal Heights and Northglenn, nearly all of Westminster, portions of western Thornton, and portions of unincorporated Adams and Jefferson Counties.

    Director Hoy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California. Upon graduation he worked in the transportation industry working in multiple states until his relocation to Colorado in 1980 where he served his company as President of its Colorado subsidiary. In the mid 1980’s he started his own company which he later sold to an international transportation company. Director Hoy is presently a Colorado Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, a career which he began in the early nineties. He owns Paragon Appraisal Service located in Westminster, Colorado.

    Upon moving to Colorado Director Hoy became very active in his community. He has been a member of the Adams County Economic Development Council, served on the Board of Directors of Metro North Chamber of Commerce, Bellco Credit Union, Frontier Airlines Credit Union, and the Westminster Rotary Club. He also served on the Westminster Planning Commission. Director Hoy is a graduate of Leadership Metro North, and 50 for Colorado. He has served on the Environmental Committee for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, and chaired the Adams County Political Action Committee. A supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Director Hoy participated in fundraising projects for the Scouts.

    Larry and his wife Kathy of 46 years have one child and three grandchildren.

     

    FASTRACKS

    FASTRACKS IS CREATING CONNECTIONS

    FasTracks is RTD’s voter-approved transit expansion program — the largest in the nation — transforming transportation through the Denver metro area. Since 2004, we’ve completed the W Line, the Free MetroRide and Union Station. In January 2016, we launched the Flatiron Flyer Bus Rapid Transit service, in April 2016 we opened the University of Colorado A Line rail service between Union Station and Denver International Airport. In July, 2016, we opened the B Line to Westminster. In February 2017, we opened the R Line through Aurora, and soon, we will be opening the G Line – all part of the FasTracks program.
    Through the FasTracks program we’re building more rail, improved bus service, more parking, and improved roadways and bridges for people on the go. Now that’s progress.

     

    PUBLIC MEETING SET TO DISCUSS 2018 PROPOSED BUDGET

    Posted on 10.13.17

    RTD is holding a public meeting about the Proposed Budget for 2018. The proposed budget will be presented to the RTD Board of Directors on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the RTD Administrative Offices at 1660 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 at 5:30 p.m.

    Any interested party may inspect the proposed budget on file in the Office of the Executive Manager to the Board of Directors or on the RTD website. Please attend the meeting to register any objections or make comments prior to the final adoption of the budget.

    Review 2018 Proposed Budget

    Please note: With new development of the old Market Street Station site, RTD’s administrative offices will remain in the same building, however the building’s street address will change to 1660 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 starting on October 27, 2017. Please use caution when approaching the area as much of the block between 16th Street and 17th Street and Blake Street and Market Street is under construction.

    http://www3.rtd-denver.com/elbert/news/index.cfm?id=10145

     

    NLINE

    N Line to Thornton

    More commuter rail comes to the Denver metro area with the N Line (referred to as the North Metro rail line during construction). The first 13 miles of the proposed 18.5 mile commuter rail line will provide service from Union Station through Denver, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, and eventually to north Adams County.

    13 miles

    7 stations

    6 new Park-n-Rides Read more …

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