Facebook now requires your Social Security number to buy political ads

Facebook users in the United States who want to run certain ads on the platform will need to hand over the last four digits of their social security number and a picture of a government-issued ID. The social network now requires anyone who wants to run ads related to political campaigns, civil rights, immigration, guns, economy, and other issues, to prove they're in the United States. Part of the proof

US 34 Canyon Reopens for Good on Thursday, May 24

May 17, 2018 - Ongoing work to continue with minimal traffic impact LARIMER COUNTY—At 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, CDOT will reopen US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon between Loveland and Estes Park to all traffic, marking the end of all long-term closures on a highway that has undergone major reconstruction since July 2016. CDOT and Kiewit Infrastructure Co. have worked since October 2017 to reopen the canyon

TRANSPARANCY IN GOVERNMENT-A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM SANDI ELDER CANDIDATE FOR WELD COUNTY COMMISSION

Openness, accountability, and honesty define governmental transparency.  In a free society, transparency is the government’s obligation to share information with the citizens.  It is at the heart of how citizens hold their public officials accountable. Ask yourself as I have, do you feel the current Board of Weld County Commissioners have been transparent with the citizens of Weld County? Do you occasionally feel that they are the opposite of being

Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Gambling

By Chuck Parks, Editor The Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 federal law that effectively prevented most states from legalizing sports betting, clearing up a legal gray area and opening a door for state governments to join in what has become a lucrative industry. "Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own," the court

Boulder DA Announces Sharp Rise in Violent Felonies and Homicides As Gun Ban Debate Rages.

By Chuck Parks, Editor Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty announced on May 11, 2018, that the number of felonies, violent felonies and homicides are up 30%, and the 1,001st  felony was just charged by his office this year. Dougherty stated, “Our felony case numbers to date . . . Sadly, # 1001 was a significant theft from a Church. Felony cases are up 30% since 2015, including a spike

50 Palestinians Dead And 2,240 Wounded As U.S. Moves Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers on Monday killed 41 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and wounded more than 1,600 in the bloodiest day in the enclave since the 2014 war with Israel, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Thousands of Palestinians gathered on the edges of Gaza as the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem, fanning out along the fence in what appeared to be some of the

CITY OF LONGMONT TO BRIBE 2 OIL AND GAS COMPANIES TO STOP DRILLING

  Longmont City Council attempted to hide a deal with two oil and gas companies inside the consent agenda of last night’s council meeting. After dozens of angry citizens showed up to voice their opinion on the matter the council then removed the item from the consent agenda, leading citizens to believe that the vote had been tabled. After all of the citizens left the meeting the council then brought

PUEBLO TEACHERS GO ON STRIKE

Teachers and paraprofessionals in Pueblo City Schools completed their historic first day of striking on Monday. Most schools will remain closed on Tuesday because the teachers union and district administrators have not been able to come to an agreement yet. “Two percent, two percent,” teachers chanted in a rally on the steps of the District 60 administration building. Teachers in Pueblo not backing down. “Give us our raise,” they said.

GUN CONFISCATION BILL DIES IN SENATE COMMITTEE

  The controversial “red flag” bill has been defeated in a Republican-led House committee. The bill which would have allowed any law enforcement official to confiscate the firearms of anyone that they deemed a threat to themselves or anyone else died by a vote of 3-2 on Friday night. Democrats tried to put a procedural hold on the measure to give it a third reading vote and time to gain

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Another TABOR Loophole

  The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the legality of sales taxes that are collected by two special districts in metropolitan Denver. Monday’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a taxpayer advocacy group in 2013. It sued the Regional Transportation District and a cultural district for allegedly violating Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. TABOR requires voter approval for any tax hike. The legislature in 2013 allowed RTD and the

Johnstown Residents File Lawsuit To Stop Gravel Pit

Residents in two Larimer County neighbourhoods have hired legal counsel after a local excavation company moved forward with 15-year-old plans to create a quarry between residential properties. The 136-acre site named Stroh Quarry will be placed right in the middle of two subdivisions and will be used to build projects like roads. “Some people think that you could just go out and dig in an old piece of ground out here and

LaSalle man sentenced to 25 years behind bars for severely beating now ex-wife with AR-15 rifle

GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Weld County man will spend the next two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to severely beating his now ex-wife in their LaSalle home last year while their young children were present. On March 17, 2017, officers were called to a home for reports of a possible domestic violence situation. When police arrived, they noticed the victim’s face was bloody, swollen and disfigured.