After years of work, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today secured a long-term fire funding fix in the omnibus spending bill being considered in Congress this week to end fire borrowing and improve how the federal government pays to fight wildfires.
45 candidates -- including six candidates running for governor -- have turned in signature petitions in an attempt to get on the June 26 primary ballot.
Collecting signatures is one way of getting on the ballot; the other is going through the assembly process. In addition to governor hopefuls, candidates who collected signatures from voters are running for U.S. House, Treasurer, Attorney General, state Senate, state House, state Board of Education, and District Attorney.
Colorado's risk-limiting audit pioneered a critical process to show the security of elections. The Colorado Secretary of State's office documented the monumental effort by state and county election officials last fall when it completed the nation's first "risk-limiting audit" to ensure that the counties' ballot tabulation systems accurately counted the votes cast by Colorado's electors.
Kiowa County Republicans will meet Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. to begin the election process for 2018.
The caucus is a small, grassroots meeting held to select committee people to represent the precinct on the GOP central committee for a 2-year term, as well as elect delegates to the county assembly. It is at the assembly that candidates for assessor, clerk, coroner, district 2 commissioner, sheriff, and treasurer for Kiowa County will be nominated.
The Kiowa County Commissioner's Regular meeting was called to order on February 8, 2018 at 09:00 a.m. by Chairman, Richard Scott who opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Those in attendance were:
Richard Scott, Chairman
Cindy McLoud, Commissioner
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset Friday, March 2, to honor the internment of the late Billy Graham, and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump.
The full text of the president's proclamation:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2018
DEATH OF BILLY GRAHAM
FEBRUARY 22, 2018 MEETING DATE
ORDINANCE NO. 404
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF EADS, KIOWA COUNTY, COLORADO, TO ADOPT REGULATIONS CONCERNING TOWN SERVICES TO AND DEVELOPMENT OF PLATTED UNDEVELOPED REAL PROPERTY
WHEREAS, the Town of Eads, County of Kiowa, hereinafter referred to as the "Town", is a statutory town as defined by Title 31 of the Colorado Revised Statutes; and
The third Monday in February is a holiday, at least for Federal government employees, though some people may be confused about the actual name of the holiday.
Looking at many calendars, including the electronic kind found on computers and tablets, one could be forgiven for thinking Monday's holiday is called "Presidents' Day" (with or without the apostrophe after the 's'). However, there is no Federally-recognized holiday with that name.