David’s Blog

The “Other” Transportation Problem

Because it’s the biggest transportation corridor, and arguably the biggest problem, I-25 gets a lot of attention.

However, it’s not the only problem. The north-south, east-west roads in the region are also critical to our mobility. In that regard, a conversation is underway in Larimer County about those roads.

In April an exploratory meeting was held with various stakeholders to begin exploring the issue and determine if there was interest in working on it together. The answer was ‘w...

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First Half of 2018 Great for Chamber and Community

The region continues to do well as demonstrated by the hard numbers like the low unemployment rate and anecdotally as you see new residential, commercial and public construction projects all over the area.

At the mid-year point of 2018, it has been a strong year for the Chamber. Here’s a quick overview on the top goals and activities.

Be a Bold Voice for Business

Help identify candidates for the Fort Collins City Council. The Chamber does not get involved in partisan politics b...

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Star-Spangled Summer Reading List

That was quick. One moment it’s April, then bam, 4th of July! The first half of 2018 flew by.

As you know, sometimes I offer up a summer reading list. While a bit late, here’s a patriotic summer reading list suited for the 4th.

On my current summer reading list:

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham
Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty, by John Bol...

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Building Regional Leadership Capacity

Today, the 9th class of Leadership Northern Colorado graduated. It’s hard to believe the program is now 9 years old.

Like many good things, Leadership Northern Colorado got started after a setback. In 2006, leaders in the two-county Larimer-Weld region were intensively discussing the idea of a Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). RTAs are a tool provided under state law that enable local areas, with permission from voters, to identify a specific geographic area and pass a special tax fo...

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Open House for Express Lanes on North I-25

If you want to find out the latest on what is happening to widen North I-25, here’s your chance. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is holding an open house regarding the express lanes between Johnstown to Fort Collins next Wednesday, June 27. There will be no formal presentation, so attendees are invited to arrive anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

The open house is at the Ranch Events Complex – Larimer Conference Center, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80538.

Members of...

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