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2 DougCo commissioners asked for an investigation of the third. The probe’s done but won’t be released to public.

A monthslong investigation into a Douglas County commissioner by her colleagues wrapped up last week but the full results will not be released publicly. The commissioners met in an executive session July 26 to discuss the investigative report about Lora Thomas, which cost about $17,000 in legal fees to produce.  When they came out of […]

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Douglas County, Lone Tree begin recording more public meetings after being pressed by Colorado Community Media

Douglas County and Lone Tree residents who can’t attend certain public government meetings in person will now be able to listen to them at any time after both entities expanded their public-access policies following questions about their practices from Colorado Community Media. Douglas County commissioners began recording work sessions, and the City of Lone Tree […]

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Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear newspaper’s open records lawsuit challenging CU

BOULDER — The Colorado Supreme Court will not hear a lawsuit from the Daily Camera newspaper of Boulder that challenges the University of Colorado’s refusal to reveal the finalists for the school president’s job in 2019. The Camera reported that the court denied its petition Wednesday. It had asked the court to determine who is considered a […]

Posted inEducation, News, Politics and Government

Colorado lawmaker may allow school districts, universities to name just one finalist for their top job

As the Poudre School District in northern Colorado narrowed its search for its next superintendent, the school board announced three finalists for its top job. The Jefferson County School District, in contrast, named just one. Colorado law requires that public entities — such as school districts and public colleges and universities — release the names […]

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A Colorado town removed its police chief and paid $50,000 to settle allegations against an officer. Then it hired a cop with past complaints.

A small town in southeastern Colorado removed its police chief after he was accused of unprofessional behavior and paid $50,000 to settle claims that one of its officers acted inappropriately toward a 15-year-old girl, The Colorado Sun learned through open records requests. Then this summer, about a month after the settlement was reached, the Springfield […]