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|Mayor Pro Tem Daryle Klassen To Challenge
Gutierrez for Mayor's Gavel
|New Faces In City Politics
Eight File To Run For City Council In 2013
see story and who nominated the candidates
|Irene Fortune (tleft) spoke last year to a Loveland
TEDx gathering about her disappointment in
Colorado's lack of public transportation after moving
here from the East Coast. Fortune is running for
Loveland City Council in Ward 1 and is looking for
ways to discourage people from using automobiles.
David Hallet (right) is a self-described "Political
organizer" (locally a volunteer Obama's campaigns)
and "curmudgeon" who is retired from the Thompson
School Dist. Hallet is hoping to represent Loveland's
Ward 4 on the city council and challenging
incumbent Dave Clark.
|Clerk Denies Anti-Fracking
Most comprehensive media story covering clerk's decision.
Unlikely To Make
November 5, 2013 Ballot
|Council Undecided On Paying Victims of
Betters' Affordable Housing Scam
Contrary to what was already reported
|Reporter-Herald Editorial In Error
"Petition ruled valid, so action is perplexing" was published on Sept. 9, in the
Loveland Reporter-Herald newspaper. Read the LovelandPolitics Editorial rebutting
the misinformation spread by a confused Editor.
Commentary Rebutting RH Editorial
Gypsies Along the Front Range
From Boulder to Ft. Collins a mysteries group of European Gypsies
(also known as Roma or Romany in Europe) have deployed in small
family groups of one or two adults with multiple children to beg for
money from the public.
Loveland's Visual Arts Commission
|Council Rewards Fraud
Loveland's Council Votes 5-2 to protect wealthy tax
credit investors in Mirasol by putting Loveland
taxpayers on the hook to repay 50% of the money
Betters scammed from seniors living in the Mirasol
senior housing complex.
|Indian Cult Behind Colorado's
Pantheism: Guiding Force Behind Protect Our Loveland?
School Board Election:
A Family Affair
Outlawed in most of the country, immediate family members of school district
employees serving on the school board is a practice still allowed in the Thompson
School District. Now the husband of a senior staff member is hoping to join the
spouse of a teacher and friend on the board this election cycle.
Loveland City Council and Thompson School Board
meetings fill with acrimony as candidates and their
colleagues spar during 2013 election.
|Tree Killer At Large
For fifty years the cottonwoods on the southeast shore of Lake Loveland
have framed resident views of the lake and mountains beyond as they pass
along Eisenhower Blvd. Earlier this week a vandal destroyed the trees by
cutting deep rings around the bases to slowly kill them in a technique called
"girdling." Lake area residents say they know who did it and want the City
of Loveland to arrest the vandal.
|R2-J's Biggest Tax
Thief Advocates For
|Procrastinators Can Still Decide
Loveland's Municipal Election
As of last Friday it appears neither side has prevailed in
Loveland's Municipal Election as barely 24% of the electorate
|2013 Property Taxes
(R2-J 40.884 Mill Levy)
Total Thompson R2-J
Property Tax Revenue in
Less McWhinney's take
Total property taxes left for
|Unofficial Election Results
November 5, 2013 (9:57 PM)
|Judge Upholds Council Decision
On Fracking Initiative
Council majority decision on fracking initiative (Klassen,
Fogle, Clark, McKean, Taylor) upheld by court.
Read the judges decision
|Reformers Take Thompson
School reformers appear to have swept the Thompson Board of
Education defeating three of the teacher union sponsored
candidates defending the status quo.
Former Loveland Councilwoman Donna Rice handily defeated
recently appointed incumbent Jeff Berg who LovelandPolitics
first reported voted to increase his wife's compensation.
Candidates Carl Langner and now Bryce Carlson have both
defeated their union sponsored opponents to make those
seeking higher testing scores and less union control of the district
to four of seven board members. Carlson's margin of victory is
close enough a recount will likely be required before the official
results are announced.
|Election Night Antics -
Council Pulls Last Teeth Out of
McWhinney Tax Agreement
A compliant and quiet Loveland City Council voted
unanimously and without comment to remove the city's
leverage from Centerra tax agreements last Tuesday night
as the media focused on election returns. The amendment
approved by council will divert funds from regional
transportation projects like the long promised widening of
the Highway 34 overpass over I-25 in the decade old
Master Financing Agreement instead into local streets
surrounded by McWhinney developments.