U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has removed her name from business paperwork linked to the oil and gas consulting firm run by her husband, Jayson, after drawing scrutiny for nearly $1 million in payments it received from Terra Energy, a drilling company operating in her district. The Garfield County Republican was previously listed as the registered […]
Ethics complaints from mountain counties spur probe of state Division of Property Taxation
The Department of Local Affairs will hire a law firm to investigate the Colorado Division of Property Taxation after Eagle, La Plata and San Miguel counties made ethics complaints against the state agency’s top two directors. The move averted a call for state auditors to probe the claim that a too-cozy relationship between the state […]
Nicolais: Does political extremism breed ethical lapses?
Over the past week I ran across a few bits of information that led me to pose the following question: Is there something about being on the fringe extremes of the political spectrum that correlates to ethical lapses? First, Denver political activist Darrell Watson emailed me a copy of a complaint he filed against Denver […]
Ethics complaint against Denver mayor over holiday travel dismissed
The Denver Board of Ethics has unanimously dismissed an ethics complaint that was filed after the mayor of Denver flew to Texas for Thanksgiving despite urging city residents to avoid travel over the holidays because of the coronavirus pandemic. Board Chairman Joseph Michaels acknowledged that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s actions were concerning and disappointed or […]