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Carman: In the war on reality, Westminster, Colorado, is Everytown, U.S.A.

Westminster residents are in a water war, and they can tell you all about the connections between climate change, infrastructure and money

Opinion Columns

Westminster city councilman will keep his seat after contentious, expensive recall election

Jon Voelz’s victory marks the end of a 10-month-long battle fought between community members over water rates, housing and commercial growth

Politics and Government

Westminster’s elections may be nonpartisan, but partisanship is a big theme in recall contest

The recall election for city Councilor Jon Voelz is happening on Tuesday

Politics and Government

Big money flows into recall election targeting Westminster city councilman

The Colorado Democratic Party and Democratic leaders in the region have come to the aid of the anti-recall group supporting Councilman Jon Voelz

Politics and Government

Westminster water rate compromise hopes fade, perpetuating political battle

The entire council, except for Mayor Anita Seitz, voted against the city’s recommendations to increase water rates in 2022 by 3.9 percent and sewer rates by 5.5. percent at a June 14 meeting

Growth

Fort Collins planners, worried about Poudre River impacts, reject Northern Water’s plan for 3-mile pipeline through the city

Rejection of the NISP pipeline is yet another skirmish in a series of water and pipeline battles playing out in the northern Front Range.

Environment

Westminster City Council fails to fill vacant seat after 99 rounds of voting

Since no finalist received a majority vote by council, voters will choose the seventh councilor in November's municipal election

Politics and Government

“Finding out that we are all human”: COVID-19 brought Colorado teachers back to the basics of connecting with kids

Teachers learned lessons of their own during the pandemic. They’ll return next year with new ways to educate and a focus on relationships.

Education

Westminster City Council selects its new mayor pro tem after a whopping 78 rounds of voting

Councilor David DeMott received just enough votes early Tuesday for the number two spot on City Council. The dozens of votes reveal deep-seated divisions in town.

Politics and Government

Beloved — and rare — sunset spot in Westminster has become a battleground between developers and neighbors

Builders want 5,500 people to live on what is now a hilltop respite and one of the largest infill open spaces around Denver, with a conflict to come over affordable homes, climate change and more.

Growth

Former Westminster police officer gets 6 years in federal prison for sex assault

The federal case against Curtis Arganbright came after he received just a 90-day jail sentence in state court for unlawful sexual contact and official misconduct

Crime and Courts

Colorado is working to keep coronavirus overflow hospitals as an option as third wave persists

State officials are looking to extend leases for the alternate care sites through March. Hospitals, meanwhile, have activated “surge plans” to increase capacity.

Coronavirus

The “Long-Haulers:” These Coloradans got COVID in March — and their symptoms haven’t gone away

They were the accidental pioneers, navigating a mysterious illness that doctors didn’t yet understand. Eight months later, some are losing their hair and fatigue persists.

Coronavirus

The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns

As wildfires, avalanches and drought increase in intensity, worried city managers are planning and budgeting for better water systems and backup sources.

Environment

7-year-old boy fatally shoots his 3-year-old sister in Westminster

The boy and another of his younger siblings are in the temporary care of Jefferson County Human Services

Crime and Courts

Former Westminster cop pleads guilty to violating civil rights of woman he sexually assaulted on duty

Curtis Arganbright, 42, faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced in March

Crime and Courts

Ex-Colorado cop, whose 90-day jail sentence for unlawful sexual contact drew outrage, charged with federal civil rights violation

Curtis Lee Arganbright faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted in a rare federal intervention in a case involving a Colorado police officer

Crime and Courts

Colorado woman gets prison for fatal heroin sale after U.S. attorney vows to treat overdose deaths as homicides

Kayla Pagano of Westminster learned her sentence Wednesday in Denver in the death of an unidentified woman in May 2018

Crime and Courts

Denver voted to keep its camping ban. So what is Colorado actually doing to end homelessness?

A patchwork of housing programs, shelters and eviction prevention efforts are making progress one unit at a time, but advocates say a problem generations in the making needs more aggressive action.

Growth

Colorado set up its mental health crisis system four years ago in response to a mass shooting. It’s about to transform.

State officials say the transformation will increase services and improve mobile response. But the contractors running the system since it began predict uncoordinated “hodgepodge.”

Health
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