A Voice of Colorado Version 2018 No. 855

Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton has named his running mate – Colorado state legislator and former Navy Top Gun pilot, Rep. Lang Sias.


La Veta Trails will be hosting a special fundraising event to benefit the La Veta Fire Protection District, on July 22, 2018.

The hike will take place in natural areas near La Veta. Participants should meet at The Capps Building, 155 West Francisco Street – next to West Peak Outpost Pizza, by 8:45 A.M., and carpools will be organized at that time, with a departure for the hike at 9:00 A.M.

The number of participants will be limited to fifteen, and register is required. Contact Bob Kennemer: bobkennemer@gmail.com

A donation of twenty dollars is suggested. Children twelve or older may attend, but must be accompanied by an adult. No pets will be allowed.

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The Superintendent of the Poudre School District, which includes Fort Collins, Sandra Smyser, will receive a raise of $13,720, which will increase her annual salary to $239,000.

Many would argue correctly that she is not worth half that amount. Many would argue correctly that the Poudre School District does not a superintendent.


A proposal to introduce a new tax that would supposedly fund public education in the State of Colorado must be rejected because the wording suggests that the revenues generated would not be used for education but special interests – pay packages for district administrators and their staffs.


A Voice of Colorado Version 2018 No. 854

From the 1890s through the 1960s Eldora, CO. existed as a resort town. Locals prospered as a result, including The Lilly Family, which managed freight and stage services during the mining boom years, and transformed themselves into a livery and guiding company for tourists.

By the early 1900s they not only transported passengers between Boulder and Eldora, but also operated a restaurant and hotel in Eldora while conducting sightseeing tours into the nearby high country, and the site of the Fourth of July Mine.