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April 01, 2019

Note: These news clips are for information purposes only and do not represent the positions of CRL Associates, Inc.

Colorado could miss out on hundreds of millions of federal dollars and the opportunity to gain an extra congressional seat if it does not invest in census outreach this year, lawmakers have been told.
A government asbestos inspector alerted by a neighbor stopped the unpermitted demolition of two trailers in an Elyria-Swansea mobile home park and the owner has been required to call in a contractor to do the work properly.
Drug felony filings in Colorado have more than doubled in the past six years, helping to fuel an explosion in both the overall number of state prisoners and the budget for the Department of Corrections. Yet the vast majority of the cases involve possession — an offense that in many, if not most, cases could be dealt with more effectively by treatment rather than incarceration.
The much-contested legislation to revamp regulation of oil and gas drilling in Colorado is nearing Gov. Jared Polis’ desk after a number of significant changes designed to address industry concerns.
Construction crews in April will begin work on the second phase of Lafayette’s Public Road Strategic Corridor Plan, an estimated $1 million operation to replace key traffic infrastructure and reshape the way residents move through the corridor.
Without revenue from Aurora’s photo-red-light program at least two city programs are facing termination and others could see less funding in the future.
The much-anticipated, yet controversial RTD G Line between downtown Denver and Arvada/Wheat Ridge is sill not up and running, despite plans to start service two-and-a-half years ago.
We hope you enjoyed the break, but beginning tomorrow, April 2, you’ll once again need to pay attention to those street sweeping signs if you live or park your car on the streets of Denver.
The Colorado Rockies West Lot project — a massive development in Lower Downtown that’s being described as an “urban jewel” of the neighborhood receives its official name this week.
On Friday afternoon, the city of Denver began the long and complicated process of resetting the Colorado Convention Center expansion. Officials also announced that Fentress Architects was being booted from the project — even though they say the firm did nothing wrong.
A group of Globeville residents are forming a new organization to fight a proposal to move tiny homes for the homeless to a vacant lot in their neighborhood.
Apartment rents for two-bedroom units rose across metro Denver in March, ranging from a 5.8 percent annual gain in Thornton to a more modest rise of 1.2 percent in Castle Rock, according to a monthly update from Apartment List.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made a state income tax cut one of his top priorities in his first year. He won’t get it. The opposition from Democratic lawmakers and his allies and the complicated nature of the policy shift led to the proposal’s demise before it could be introduced in the current legislative session.
Politicians in Colorado often tread carefully on the topic of cannabis. But now, five years into the grand experiment, the drug is infusing local politics.
Colorado’s House has advanced legislation to bolster local control over oil and gas drilling and change the mission of state regulators of the industry.
The newly elected chairman of the Republican Party in Colorado endorsed recall efforts against Democrats in a strident speech in which he vowed to “let the world know this is not a blue state.”
River North Art District (RiNo) has become a hotbed for technology and start-up companies looking to expand or relocate to Denver. Now that RiNo is growing up, new sub-areas are emerging, and several fast-growing retail and commercial concepts are finding their next home in these up and coming areas. Kuma’s Corner, a popular Chicago based burger joint, Logan House Coffee and the VībHotel have all selected the River North Promenade area in RiNo, as their next spot for expansion. Located on 35th and Brighton Boulevard, River North Promenade is a burgeoning new cross section of RiNo that is destined to be the future heart and soul of the area.
Every Monday night, I sit in the press box at the City and County Building (city hall) and watch the Denver City Council make the sausage that every Denverite takes a bite of, one way or another. I call it a “press box” because public business interests me like an Avs game does, albeit at a much slower pace.
Former Denver City Auditor Mike Licht, who served in several other positions in city government and challenged a sitting mayor, died on Wednesday at his home in Boulder. He was 87.