Thursday, April 19, 2012


Editorial by Editor Kathy McIntyre

During this election year we have many politicians vying for our precious time. My question for all of them is how do you plan on keeping all of those campaign promises you are making? Too often a candidate is making promises that they would have no authority to carry out, so we vote for them and are extremely disappointed with the outcome.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

City Council postpones moratorium vote until July 16


COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – City Council unanimously postponed a vote on Ordinance 1880 until July 16, 2012. If passed, the ordinance would have established a six-month moratorium on oil and gas activities within the city. In continuing the ordinance, council directed staff to complete the proposed land use code amendments within the stated timeframe.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brian McBroom named as new city manager

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (April 16, 2012) – The City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Brian K. McBroom as Commerce City’s new city manager tonight. McBroom, who has served as the interim city manager since December 2011, will receive an annual salary of $155,000.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Calls for Unity, Reminds Importance of This Year’s Election

GOLDEN – Republican Congressional candidate Joe Coors accepted the party’s designation to the ballot this evening at the 7th Congressional District Assembly held at the JeffersonCounty Fairgrounds.

Colorado Conservation Voters Statement on Conclusion of Governors Oil and Gas Taskforce

DENVER - Colorado Conservation Voter (CCV) Executive Director Pete Maysmith released the following statement today on the Governor’s Task Force on Cooperative Strategies Regarding State and Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Development nearing the end of its Executive Order defined process:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Udall Pushes to Curb Rising Gas Prices

In Letter to State Department & USTR, Udall Urges Economic & Diplomatic Efforts to Stabilize Oil Markets

Concerned about rising gasoline prices that are hitting Colorado communities hard, Mark Udall asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Ron Kirk to further explore practical solutions to protect American families, companies and jobs from rising gasoline and energy prices. In two separate letters, Udall advocated for the State Department and USTR to explore existing economic and diplomatic opportunities to improve global oil market stability and to advocate for free and competitive energy trade. Udall believes minimizing our exposure to volatile crude oil prices is an important long-term step to help keep gas and commodity prices down for Coloradans.

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Udall Co-Sponsors Bill to Put an End to Anonymous Campaign Spending

Legislation Will Help Correct Problem Created by Citizens United Decision

Today, Mark Udall joined a group of senators in introducing legislation to help put an end to secretive campaign spending. The DISCLOSE Act of 2012 attempts to address the problems caused by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case by requiring disclosure of anonymous campaign donations that keep the truth of potentially harmful agendas from Coloradans.

Perlmutter Urges Congress to Invest in Colorado Businesses, Jobs of the Future

"Maintaining these programs means thousands of Coloradans have good jobs here in our state and are building things to change the way we power our country and ensure we have an economy built to last now and into the future."

Washington , DC -- This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter sent Congressional Appropriators letters urging them to maintain budgets for programs supporting our national security, economic stability and energy independence. The programs are being developed by key Colorado private and public sector businesses employing thousands of workers in the metro area and throughout the state.

Adams County Republican Assembly Candidate Voting Results...

In the final credentials report for the Adams County Republican 2012 Assembly, they had 510 delegates seated, including 134 alternates seated to take the place of delegates who could not participate. Below is the list of candidates who were designated to the primary ballot (which requires 30% of the vote.)

Monday, February 27, 2012

City Council continues vote on oil and gas moratorium for 60 days

Staff DIRECTED to draft regulations, Memorandum of Understanding for consideration

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Tonight, the City Council of Commerce City unanimously voted to continue Ordinance 1880 for another 60 days. If adopted, the ordinance would have imposed a six-month moratorium on any surface or subsurface use for the conduct of any oil and gas operations that include hydraulic fracturing or drilling activities within the city limits.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Senate Passes Employment Opportunity Act today

DENVER – Today, the Senate passed Senate Bill 3, the Employment Opportunity Act sponsored by Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora). The Employment Opportunity Act prohibits abusive credit check practices that unfairly limit a Coloradan’s ability to find employment. Many employers currently use credit reports in hiring decisions, which can prevent many hard-working Coloradans who have low credit scores from finding employment.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Decision motivated by desire to continue supporting her special interest -- the citizens of Adams County

February 13, 2012 - District 2 Adams County Commissioner, Alice J. Nichol, will run for re-election to the Board of Commissioners in November 2012.

“Adams County has been through a lot of changes and it’s a new year with a new plan to move forward. I’ve always been transparent in my dealings within the county. I’m inspired to continue my path of serving the residents of Adams County supported by reform efforts to improve the county’s financial transparency and integrity,” stated Nichol.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thornton Mayor Pro Tem, Eva Henry, this week announced her bid for Adams County Commissioner, District 1

Eva Henry
Eva Henry has lived within the Thornton community for over 38 years. She was raised and attended school here. Throughout this time, she learned the value of hard work and giving back to her community. Many of these years were difficult, as Eva struggled as a single mother raising two children, Maurice and Danielle, on her own. Eva recognized the value of her community and the help she received from her neighbors and her children's educators. She always taught her children to give back to the community and never take from it, as this is the foundation to strong communal ties. Eva has spent several years in community service, actively engaging in working family issues and volunteering in the schools. She has a great passion for Thornton and chose to serve her community in City Council.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Public Review and Comment Regarding conducting the Adams County 2012 Primary Election by Mail Ballot

In accordance with C.R.S. 1-7.5-105(1.5)(b), Adams County Clerk and Recorder, Karen Long, invites the public to comment on the proposal of conducting the 2012 primary Election by mail ballot. Colorado law allows for primary elections to be conducted as mail ballot elections, but before making such determination, your comments will be taken into consideration.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Commerce City Resident Donnia Howell Announces Intent for ADCO Commissioner Seat

Donnia Howell
Donnia Howell, resident of Commerce City’s northern range, is announcing her bid for the Adams County Commissioner seat in District 2 in the November 2012 election. Donnia recently graduated with her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. She is the wife of Byron Howell. They have been married for twelve years.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jan Pawlowski announced her bid for the Republican candidacy as Adams County Commissioner in District 2

The Committee to Elect Jan Pawlowski announced her bid for the Republican candidacy as Adams County Commissioner in District 2, challenging incumbent Alice Nichol. Jan Pawlowski is the former Mayor of Brighton and has been involved in the community and the county for many years.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

President Shaffer’s Statement on Governor Hickenlooper’s State of the State Address Today

DENVER – Today, Governor John Hickenlooper delivered his annual State of the State speech to a full crowd in the Colorado House of Representatives. The Governor discussed some of the successes from the previous year, and presented his goals for the future.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Colorado conservation groups call on state legislators to support innovative, green, job-creating measures

Vow to oppose attempts to roll back clean energy jobs and environmental protections

DENVER, CO : Colorado conservation groups released their 2012 legislative agenda to create jobs and clean up our air and water through legislation promoting electric vehicles and encouraging electronic waste recycling.