The most important school board races in Colorado this year are not on the Front Range, and are rarely in the press. They are tucked into high valleys beyond the curtains of peaks, attracting little notice and even less money. While school board races in Denver routinely attract tens of thousands of voters and millions of dollars in outside spending, the races carrying the real stakes of the November elections could be decided by dozens of votes, or a few thousand dollars. Rural school board races have never been as important as they are this year, and their ramifications could be felt statewide.
Garfield & Weld Counties Have Spent Nearly $2 Million Fighting Oil & Gas Pollution Regulations Since 2019
Over the past three years, Garfield and Weld Counties, in northern Colorado, spent nearly $2 million total to fight government regulation on oil and gas pollution, the bulk of it doled out by Garfield County to lobbyists and lawyers, according to an analysis of county budgets by environmental groups and the Colorado Times Recorder.
Bud Demicell, who will remain a candidate for Rifle, Colorado, City Council despite documentation disputing his affidavit — signed under the penalty of perjury — that he met residency requirements, has posted misinformed and Islamophobic content on Facebook in which he challenges the legitimacy of Muslims to hold elected office in the United States.