David’s Blog

And, Tell Me, Who Will Pay for That?

The Colorado General Assembly session opened January 4, and Governor Jared Polis has been sworn in and has delivered his first ‘State of the State’ address.

A few minor partisan jabs have been made by various members of the legislature, but for the most part comity reigns supreme…at the moment.

More interesting than the political conviviality was the astonishing list of expensive programs advocated by the governor and legislative leaders.

Full day kindergarten. Preschool. Paid par...

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What Fort Collins Residents are Thinking

A mid-December telephone survey of 400 Fort Collins voters gives some insights into what people are thinking about. The survey reached 240 people via cellphone and 160 via land-lines.

First of all, people seem generally content with the community. When asked “Would you say that Fort Collins is heading in the right direction or in the wrong direction?”  70 percent said ‘right direction’, 20 percent said ‘wrong direction,’ and the rest didn’t know.

Then voters were asked “Wh...

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2018 was a Successful Year, 2019 should be ‘Interesting’

Happy New Year! Hopefully you’re recharging by enjoying some time off with friends and family during the holidays.

2018: Year of Successes

Everywhere you looked in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado you saw activity: commercial, office, and industrial buildings being renovated or built; orange cones for a multitude of street, highway and sidewalk projects; and scads of residential housing construction, landscaping and renovation projects.

Representative of the good news stories:

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Some “Hold the Date” Alerts for 2019

For those of you still checking email and getting ready for 2019, here are a few things for next year’s calendar:

January 10 – Multi-Chamber Regional Business After Hours, 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. at the Budweiser Event Center.
February 20 – Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration and Dinner, 5:00 - 8:30 P.M. at the Fort Collins Hilton
March 26 – Health Care in Your Future Summit. This event is held in the morning.
May 10 – Thought Leader Speakers Series. (Cont...

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Dear Santa,

I am sooooooo looking forward to seeing you Monday night!

Like always, no gifts for me please. I have all I need and more. But here are my requests for others.

For Colorado State University Athletic Director Joe Parker and Head Football Coach Mike Bobo, at least 8 wins next season, and 9 would be better.

$1.5 billion for North I-25. After being ignored for half-a-century it needs some love.

Coats, boots, and gloves for all elementary school kids in the community. To help you out, San...

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