Mike McKibbin

Author Archive | Mike McKibbin

ICYMI: More on the “Hamilton Electors,” Mines to expand, “right to disagree” bill dies and more

ICYMI
Remember those so-called “Hamilton Electors?” Of course you do. They were four of the nine Colorado Democratic electors who joined a national movement to try to thwart Donald Trump’s election through the Electoral College process. The plan was to get enough electors nationwide to band together and vote for an alternate candidate, keeping Trump from […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Denveright process working toward 20-year vision plan

This screen shot from the Denveright web page show the four coordinated plans designed to help shape the future of Denver’s land use, mobility and parks and recreational resources. (Courtesy City & County of Denver)
A first-time, multi-department planning process in the City and County of Denver — known as Denveright — is working well, members of Denver City Council were recently told. The effort was announced nearly one year ago by Mayor Michael Hancock and is designed to show a vision for Denver over the next two decades. Four […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

National Western Center study identifies ‘opportunities’

An architectural rendering of the proposed National Western Center, site of the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum. An economic study identified several businesses and industries that could locate at the site and offer additional jobs to the Front Range. (Courtesy City & County of Denver)
Transforming the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum sites into a year-round destination and regional asset could focus on companies and industries affiliated with the more traditional agricultural-based, but more technologically and globally involved, an economic study concluded.

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

ICYMI: Hemp definition murky, Bennet visits DPS school, Bundy photos unlocked and more

ICYMI
While the state and federal governments have different definitions regarding the legality of marijuana, it’s an even murkier picture when it come to marijuana’s far less potent cousin, industrial hemp. And, as the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported, the differences surfaced over a water issue in southeastern Colorado. The Bureau of Reclamation denied a farmer’s […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Finances may have improved at RMHS after negative 2015 audit

One hundred dollar bills (AP photo)
A year after a Denver auditor’s report found a nonprofit provider of services to the mentally and developmentally disabled residents of the City and County of Denver had mismanaged city funds, the picture is much better, City Council members were recently told. Rocky Mountain Human Services, formerly called Denver Options, serves over 6,000 Colorado residents […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Denver Council argues over extending marijuana store hours

In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
Instead of a sought-after additional five hours of business, Denver’s recreational marijuana dispensaries seem likely to be allowed three extra hours, and city coffers could see between $664,000 to $1.3 million in extra revenue if all those dispensaries decided to take advantage of the extra hours that may soon be allowed under a City and […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

ICYMI: Forgery no-no, SAT test sure looks new, teen seeks DPS board seat and more

ICYMI
A couple of Mesa County women didn’t fool anyone when they allegedly tried to cast second ballots in last fall’s general election by forging the names of current or former relatives. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported the two face possible voter fraud charges. It doesn’t sound like the SAT test this year’s 11th graders […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Immigrant & Refugee, LGBTQ commissions prep for federal changes

enver LGBTQ Commission members with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. (Photo via Denver LGBTQ Commission Facebook page)
Two City and County of Denver commissions will be busy this year, if recent actions by the federal government regarding minorities continue, a City Council committee was recently told by commission members. The Denver Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Commission works to advance social, economic and political equality for lesbian, bisexual, transgender and […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Free MetroRide could ease 16th Street Mall shuttle crowding

Denver Free MetroRide
Relief for the always-crowded free 16th Street Mall shuttle service in downtown Denver is a main goal of an upcoming study of another free circulator route that city and Regional Transportation District officials think could be pulling more weight. The two entities are poised to approve an intergovernmental agreement that would call for the city […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

ICYMI: Boulder tells county to butt out, homeless camping ordinance in court, pot stores steal workers

ICYMI
The City of Boulder is many things to many people, sometimes largely depending on your personal, political views. Some view them as one of the more forward-thinking local governments, others call them the “People’s Republic of Boulder.” Well, a story in the Boulder Camera reported that since the city is running out of space to […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading