Tag Archives: property

The Questions No One Ever Asks About Tax Increases

By Jack Minor—   The Greeley City Council is pushing new tax increases that they say are necessary to pay for roads, but there are some questions I would like everyone who supports tax increases to answer for me.   … Continue reading

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Banning Almonds could save Colorado ranches

Are hedge funds managers betting on the Almond Earthquake? Their economic value is second only to milk, but unlike the ‘happy ‘ cows , almond trees are demanding more than their fair share of resources of California. As an entrepreneur … Continue reading

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A 40 to 1 shot for schools

Every day Amendment 68 ads tell us the new casino would pay $114million dollars in first year taxes and then up to 34 % of gross revenues in the years to come. These ads certainly lead people to believe that … Continue reading

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EPA rules ‘Waters of the U.S.’ threatens all private property

by Craig Masters Under the EPA proposed new Waters of the U.S. rule, not one single acre in America is safe from the exact kind of federal trooper confrontation which took place this past week in Bunkerville, Nevada.  Using the … Continue reading

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reduced mill levy saves Weld residents money

WELD COUNTY, CO – For the 20th year, real property owners in Weld County will receive a reduction in the mill levy from Weld County government. This has resulted in a reduction of $278 million dollars from Weld County tax … Continue reading

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Gypsy “scam” artists turned away from flood roadblock

By Jack Minor –   The Larimer County Sheriff’s office is reporting that it turned away a group from a U.S. Highway 34 roadblock over concerns they could be attempting to “scam” fraud victims.   On a statement posted to … Continue reading

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Water rights in 51st state will be protected

BY WELD COUNTY COMMISSIONER SEAN CONWAY Since discussion of creating a 51st State began, the most asked question I have had is how will the existing water rights our farmers and communities currently own be impacted? First and foremost, water rights … Continue reading

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Is this Bizarro World?

by Craig Masters After John McCain making a fool of himself regarding the ouster from power in Egypt of the Muslim Brotherhood, is there anyone who still holds to the belief that the ‘old guard’ republican leadership has not completely … Continue reading

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Stockton bankruptcy, a rip in the Declaration of Independence

by Craiig Masters This week a federal judge accepted the bankruptcy of Stockton, California. earlier this year the Governor of Michigan appointed a man to totally manage the affairs of Detroit, Michigan. “Totally manage” means just what is says – … Continue reading

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The issue is Power not Safety

by Craig Masters Hundreds of citizens from across Colorado converged on the capital Monday, to deliver messages of opposition to the democrat politicians’ attack on private property rights and the U.S. Constitution by undermining its supporting document, the Bill of … Continue reading

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Civil Union Ceremonies, on track to take away your Property Rights

by Craig Masters It just doesn’t seem possible to “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” when one group demands supremacy over all others. Such is the case of homosexuals today in Colorado. The current … Continue reading

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Civil union bill could force churches to conduct same-sex ceremonies

by Jack Minor —   The civil union bill being debated in the Colorado state legislature discriminates against Christians and others and could open the door to churches being forced to allow same-sex ceremonies to be performed in their facilities. … Continue reading

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Environmental terrorist group takes responsibility for Mexico bombing

by Jack Minor –   An eco-terrorist group responsible for a 1998 act of terror in Vail has issued a press release taking credit for a recent bombing in Mexico, saying it was as beautiful as burning a Wal-mart store. … Continue reading

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Numbers for 3A don’t quite add up

by Jack Minor –   While voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to build a replacement school for John Evans, a closer look at the numbers being given to voters for the cost of the project apparently … Continue reading

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District 6 has history of not being wise stewards of their finances

by Brett Reese —     I asked the editor of the Northern Colorado Gazette to reprint my letter of Feb 2011 to help us all decide whether or not to trust this administration…   As easy and fun as … Continue reading

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Bond issue good deal for taxpayers

by Scott Rankin — Whenever I hear about a tax increase being proposed, I usually cringe.  My immediate reaction is that I already pay too much in taxes, especially to the federal government. After gaining my composure, I typically ask … Continue reading

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Obama administration told officials to back off Occupy protesters

by Peter Grady –   Despite repeated claims to the contrary, newly released documents reveal that the administration told the General Services Administration (GSA) to go easy on Occupy Wall Street protesters in Portland last year. The documents include an … Continue reading

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D6 board acknowledges trust issue as ballot language approved

by Jack Minor –   Acknowledging there is a trust issue with the Greeley/Evans District 6 school board and the community, the board approved the official language for a November ballot question asking voters for a bond issue that would … Continue reading

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District, Tribune ignores common sense solutions over John Evans issue

by Brett Reese —   After reading the Greeley tribune story of July 20th about raising property taxes to tear down and rebuild John Evans Middle school, I was convinced the three lattes a year sacrifice each of us would have … Continue reading

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Weld requests reconsideration AG well decision, cites double standard

by Jack Minor –   Not taking no for an answer Weld County Commissioners have sent a letter to the state Attorney General asking him to review a memo issued by his staff that resulted in Governor Hickenlooper saying he … Continue reading

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Pallet fire causes spectacular light show for Greeley residents

by Jack Minor —   In what was described as “a giant bonfire,” flames and smoke were seen over east Greeley as  city firefighters fought and successfully contained a wooden pallet fire Wednesday afternoon.   The fire was located at Et&t … Continue reading

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Debt-free Weld gets $52 million check from Anadarko

WELD COUNTY, CO – On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Weld County Treasurer John Lefebvre and the Weld County Board of Commissioners recognized more than $52 million in tax payments from one of Weld County’s largest single property tax payers. Anadarko … Continue reading

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Board of Health to hear public input about free needle program for drug users

The public will have just one chance, today at 5:30, to tell the members of the Larimer County Board of Health whether or not to spend public money supporting drug dealers and users in Northern Colorado. A plan for enabling … Continue reading

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Baptists to hold massive Easter egg hunt

Staff Reports — As part of their Easter services, Faith Bible Baptist Church will have an Easter egg hunt involving several thousand eggs on four acres of property. The church which is located at 320 35th Avenue will hold the … Continue reading

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Auto dealership fire stopped by sprinkler system

Staff Reports — At 7:33 PM Sunday evening (3/25/12) firefighters from the Greeley Fire Department were called to 2699 47th Av (Weld County Garage) in Greeley on a fire alarm. Upon their arrival, responding fire crews found the fire alarm … Continue reading

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Firefighter, resident burned in early morning fire

  by Jack Minor –   Two people, including a firefighter, were burned in an early morning fire caused by a burning propane cylinder.   The fire occurred at 1723 Montview Road in Greeley and firefighters were called at 1:35 … Continue reading

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Loophole could force Colorado churches to open facilities for same-sex civil unions

by Jack Minor – A recent decision by a judge in Hawaii could open the door for churches in Colorado to be forced to allow same-sex couples to use their facilities for civil unions. In February, Hawaii passed a law … Continue reading

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The Rant

by Mike McCune — The housing sector has long been one of the keystones of the U.S. economy. Between 2002 and 2007 there was a bubble between valuation and actual need that popped in late 2007 and became one of … Continue reading

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Landlord asks judge for permission to evict ground zero mosque

Landing gear from a 9/11 aircraft that crashed through property at 51 Park Place   by Jack Minor – Utility provider Con Edison, has asked a New York judge to grant them permission to evict the developer of a mosque … Continue reading

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BLM backs off proposed regulations banning shooters from public lands

by Jack Minor – The government has reassured recreational shooters that they will still have access to areas for target practice after concern about the new guidelines was made public. The Bureau of Land Management has proposed new regulations that … Continue reading

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Tea party leaders say “Occupy Wall Street” mirror image of group

photo courtesy of Ringo the Gringo by Jack Minor – Local leaders in the Colorado Tea Party movement have said the leftist group “Occupy Wall Street” is indeed a mirror image of the Tea Party, meaning it is an exact … Continue reading

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British Riots – Preview to America 201?

BBC – “We ain’t got no jobs, no money … We heard that other people were getting things for free, so why not us?” explained E. Nan, surrounded by other youths in Hackney in east London. Google ‘British riots’ and … Continue reading

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Greeley businessman’s property seized, burned without warning from local officials

By Jack Minor   A local businessman has said that government officials in Wyoming removed a mobile home that he purchased from a resident’s property and burned it without warning.   Merlin Dirks, General Manager of Blue Bird Mobile Homes inc., said … Continue reading

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Evans places fire tax on ballot

          by James Courant   – In the midst of a nationwide economic downturn, the City of Evans will ask its voters this fall for a property tax increase.  The proposed increase is needed to fund the … Continue reading

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Police find hundreds of stolen items after arrest

Press Over the past five weeks an investigation into an organized theft ring has been ongoing with initial arrests coming this past weekend resulting in two search warrants and a substantial recovery of property taken in numerous vehicle trespass cases … Continue reading

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