Two Durango School District 9-R employees issued separate letters in response to an incident at Needham Elementary School where a district administrator had police called on her for reportedly trespassing.The letters by Superintendent Dan Snowberger and Needham Principal Jennifer McKenna came after The Durango Herald reported last week about an Oct. 19 incident, in which McKenna directed her assistant to call 911 because the district’s spokeswoman, Julie Popp, was not allowed at Needham and was trespassing.
Financial transparency mattered more than usual this election season in Colorado, because Democrat Polis, who won the governor race, and Republican Stapleton are both lavishly rich, and both have complicated wealth portfolios. In the end, neither released his tax returns, which left many observers to ask, “Do voters even care?”
Durango School District 9-R refuses to release information about an incident last month in which one of its employees, who was reportedly banned from Needham Elementary School, had police called on her for trespassing on school property.
A federal judge on denied Colorado’s bid to keep a baker from using public records law in a lawsuit in which he claims he’s being unfairly targeted by the state for refusing business from LGBT customers.
Despite assurances from prosecutors to unseal dozens of criminal cases hidden from public view over the past five years, several remain inaccessible largely because the judges overseeing them have not acted on those requests.
Months of scrutiny over claims of various kinds of financial malfeasance in the City of Englewood — over a nonprofit body that’s private but run by city officials — have come to a head, with city staff advocating for looking into the claims.
Parents of students attending a Commerce City charter school are suing the institution over allegations that its chief executive officer suspended more than 100 students last year after a peaceful campus protest, then barred two parents from school grounds after they reported on the incident in their Spanish-language newspaper.
Although Colorado is now out of the running, some details of the state’s proposal will remain secret. The proposal, authored and owned by the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., contains several pages or sections of redactions. These redactions are subject to a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that the Metro Denver EDC entered into with Amazon.
Officials disclosed there have been 21 complaints in the past three years, including 18 in 2018 alone, but they have refused to disclose the complaints or investigative materials, according to an email sent to The Tribune.
In a surprising reversal, voters approved Ballot Question 3E, which restores city council’s ability to hold closed-door executive session meetings. The measure, which was passing with 52.7 percent of the vote with 17,035 votes counted at 10 a.m. on Nov. 7, reverses restrictions on executive sessions imposed by a 2013 citizen initiative.