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Half a dozen volunteers from Lighthouse Church handled rollers and paint brushes March 11 as they painted the walls of one of the halls at Bishop Elementary School. “We try to do an outreach project once a month and this is our project this … more
Twenty-one Englewood fifth-graders traveled to the Colorado State Capitol on March 14, joining dozens of other students from other school districts for Liberty Day activities. “We have taken part in Liberty Day at the state Capitol for the last … more
Income taxes are higher for 2013. Those getting ready to file for last year are probably realizing this by now. Brackets went up and some deductions went down. Investments were profitable so some brokerage 1099s reported higher taxable earnings. … more
The Board of County Commissioners has unanimously passed a resolution opposing the so-called “Public Trust Initiative,” a grassroots effort to get several measures on the November ballot that would rewrite Colorado water-rights … more
County manager Ed Ehmann reported at the March 12 BOCC meeting that the county is currently receiving between $800,000 and $1 million a year in sales and use tax revenues. “We anticipate those numbers increasing somewhat going forward” as the … more
The Mystery Book Club in Simla will be visiting with Beth Groundwater, a Colorado author, in a unique way next month. On April 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m., librarians will interview Groundwater via Skype. Groundwater worked as a software engineer … more
Commissioner Robert Rowland announced at the March 12 BOCC meeting that beginning sometime in late March, he plans to resume his weekly, hour-long radio show on AM 560 KLZ. “It will be about oil and gas issues,” said Rowland. “There’s a … more
Unlike most of its western neighbors, Colorado doesn't have a water plan. And while a draft of one is underway and due on the governor's desk in December, officials say it's vital that the state's business community get involved in its … more
State lawmakers spent more than four hours on March 13 debating an issue they have no control over. House Democrats argued in favor of a resolution to support an increase in the federal minimum wage, an economic policy debate that is currently … more
An effort to ban most cell phone uses while driving failed in a House committee on March 12. The bill would have prohibited motorists from talking on cell phones unless they were using hands-free devices. The legislation also would have created … more
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