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A Voice of Colorado No. 356 Version 5.0:

It is a basic fact of finances: Introduce a new tax or increase an existing taxes and revenues, more often than not, will decrease. For example, paid parking at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, in Denver, CO., which went into effect mid-January 2017. From January to July of 2017 Denver experienced a drop in sales tax dollars of $678,096. A decrease which can be attributed to paid parking at the upscale shopping center.

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A Voice of Colorado No. 264 Version 5.0:

Steve Barlock, who once worked to get Democrat John Hickenlooper elected Mayor of Denver, Colorado, who previously served as co-chair of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Colorado, and who has announced his intention to become Governor of the State of Colorado, has made it known that despite the choice of the voter to use monies from the Colorado lottery to acquire land now set aside he is willing to sell off those assets and resources to satisfies the unending hunger of government spending and waste.

Mr. Barlock will not receive my vote for any elected position, in the State of Colorado or elsewhere.

A Voice of Colorado No. 232 Version 5.0:

George Brauchler, who announced his intention to run for Governorship of the State of Colorado, has made it known that he wants to decentralize the state government. It is a proposal that has been met with expected results within a political context: Those to the left side of the aisle, who tend to favor bigger government and centralized government, denounce the proposal while those to the right side of the political aisle are supporting it.

Mr. Brauchler, currently the 18th District Attorney, provides explanation for the proposal by saying that as a long-time resident of the State of Colorado he sees a disconnect between Denver and the rest of the state – a perception based in fact and acknowledged by many Coloradans, who have long believed that they have been on the short end of a stick where representation and financial elements are concerned. By decentralizing state level government each community in Colorado will be on equal footing as proposed by Mr. Brauchler.

Some have concerns about how this would be achieved as presented by Mr. Brauchler, who proposes that stage agency offices in Denver be relocated to communities outside of the Denver metro area. Such undertaking would come with a substantial upfront investment, and many Coloradans, already burdened with the rising cost of living in Colorado as well as the rising cost of healthcare, are reluctant to support such a large expenditure that they are likely to shoulder.

The proposal has value but the value that could be realized is not in cost likely to involve land acquisition and new buildings with infrastructure and construction costs that may not be needed. The value of the proposal must come from Coloradans outside of Denver, who know what is needed for their communities.

More on George Brauchler:

https://www.george2018.com/

A Voice of Colorado No. 221 Version 5.0:

Loveland, CO. was named for William A.H. Loveland. Mr. Loveland and his wife, Miranda Montgomery Loveland, along with Charles Welch, planned Lakewood, CO. as “a streetcar suburb”, and a stop for their Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railroad. The investment and intention did not produce the desired result.

A Voice of Colorado No. 219 Version 5.0:

Loveland, CO. was named for William A.H. Loveland. Mr. Loveland and his wife, Miranda Montgomery Loveland, along with Charles Welch, planned Lakewood, CO. as “a streetcar suburb”, and a stop for their Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railroad. The investment and intention did not produce the desired result.

A Voice of Colorado No. 105 Version 5.0:

Loveland, CO. is located approximately 45 miles north of Denver, the capital of Colorado.

A Voice of Colorado No. 79 Version 5.0:

The news that THE DENVER POST is leaving town, specifically Denver, for less-expensive accommodations in Adams County, comes as no surprise for many who have watched the slow death of a once iconic publication. Recent decisions by the parent company, Digital First Media, along with requirements by the majority-owner, Alden Global Capital, a private equity firm, show a clear path for the eventual demise of the newspaper along with the holdings of the overall company; logic and reason are conspicuous by their absence.

As to why such decisions are being made with a outcome of failure certain defies understanding, because the function and desire of a private equity firm like Alden, which directs decisions overall, is to make profit, not amass losses.

Ownership and senior executive management are not solely to blame for this impending financial disaster of almost epic proportions. For reasons apparently only know to subordinates – specifically the publisher of THE ESTES PARK TRAIL-GAZETTE, the editor of THE DAILY CAMERA, the editor of THE TIMES-CALL, etc., – alienating advertisers and subscribers to ensure a continual loss in revenues is the acceptable and preferred business plan and model.

When Digital First Media finally shutters all of its newspapers and files for bankruptcy, and Alden Global Capital sells off the remaining assets for pennies on the dollars, the demise will be reflected upon with quiet resignation and acceptance; perhaps best in the grand scheme of things: In the history of the State of Colorado newspapers have come and gone, and will continue to do so. But none have met with failure, demise, and ruin on such a massive scale.