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18. February 2013

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Council campaigns – where there’s smoke, there’s smoke!

The mid-February campaign finance reports are in and given that ballots for the April 2 election will be mailed out in three weeks, they’re pretty illuminating. Reports cover a two-week period, typically between Jan. 31 and Feb. 15. We’ll lead off with District 3, where former council member Tom Gallagher is opposing incumbent at-large councilor […]

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18. February 2013

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Council campaigns – where there’s smoke, there’s smoke!

The mid-February campaign finance reports are in and given that ballots for the April 2 election will be mailed out in three weeks, they’re pretty illuminating. Reports cover a two-week period, typically between Jan. 31 and Feb. 15. We’ll lead off with District 3, where former council member Tom Gallagher is opposing incumbent at-large councilor […]

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7. February 2013

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City must work to ignore those donkeys of delusion

All cities face challenges at some point in their history. Fire destroyed much of San Francisco, Katrina drowned New Orleans and a 1900 hurricane leveled Galveston. War ravaged Beirut, Dresden and St Petersburg. The Black Plague decimated London, and more than a thousand famines have swept through Chinese cities. We dread the four horsemen of […]

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7. February 2013

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Council field set; King launches first strike in District 3

  The petitions are in, and the field is almost set for the April city council elections. 24 candidates have qualified to be on the April City Council ballot. One additional candidate, Susan Quilleash in District 4, has submitted petitions which have yet to be. Council District 3 attracted the most attention with five candidates […]

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4. February 2013

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Show me the money! Sluggish fundraising from council candidates

  As predicted, April’s council elections may have a few surprises. So far, there are 19 official candidates for the six districts seats in play. Four incumbents are in the race: Tim Leigh in District 1, Angela Dougan in District 2, Brandy William in District 3, and Bernie Herpin in District 5. Here’s the rundown. […]

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31. January 2013

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Zen and the Art of Website Maintenance

Go to The Gazette’s website. Click the local news link on the top left of the home page. Scroll down to Colorado Government News, and this is what you get. I added the datelines – all four stories came from the Associated Press. Colorado Government News • In D.C., a call for rebirth amid claims […]

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31. January 2013

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Candidates, formidable or not, get a jump on incumbents

Too bad, Angela Dougan! My condolences, Tim Leigh! Life is cruel, Bernie Herpin and Brandy Williams! You may all have hoped for the unalloyed happiness that comes with an uncontested City Council race. But the fates have decreed otherwise, and it looks as if voters in all six districts will be able to choose among […]

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