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2 years 9 months ago

Cursing in public? Pay a fine

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Residents have voted to make the foul-mouthed among them pay fines for swearing in public. At a town meeting Monday night, residents voted 183-50 to approve a proposal from the police chief to impose a $20 fine on public profanity. Middleborough has had a bylaw against...

4 years 1 month ago

County director resigns, interim director appointed

The Pueblo County attorney's office says Greg Severance has resigned from the county. Severance was the former Director of Pueblo County's Public Works Department. Last month, commissioners announced they wanted a civil engineer to run the department, which meant Severance was no longer eligible to hold his position. Severance...

4 years 1 month ago

Pueblo County appoints interim director

Pueblo County Commissioners have appointed an Interim Director of the newly created Department of Engineering and Public Works. The county's current senior engineer Alfred Randall is now in charge of that department. Last month, commissioners changed the department from "Public Works" to "Engineering and Public Works". Commissioners said they...

4 years 2 months ago

Pueblo County leader written out of job

Pueblo County's Public Works Director may be out of a job. Greg Severance reportedly held the position for 12 years, but today commissioners voted to rewrite his job description. Commissioners now want a civil engineer to run the department, which they believe will be more efficient for the county....

4 years 4 months ago

Sheriff draws up hazard plan

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in drafting the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. Comments from the public will be accepted through December 15. The policy will identify the natural hazards in Pueblo County and the risk they pose. The plan will also outline actins that may...

4 years 5 months ago

Hickenlooper: tap PERA for business loans

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says the state could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses. Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center on Tuesday the state should use its assets for loans. He says the state could raise $100...

4 years 10 months ago

HUD Secretary will tour Colorado green housing

U.S Housing and Urban Development Secretary will join Colorado elected officials to tour public housing developments in Colorado. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will visit a sustainable mixed-income housing development in Denver Friday morning, which boasts use of solar and geothermal energy. He will be joined by U.S. Sen. Michael...

4 years 10 months ago

New fireworks proposed on public lands

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a new rule to prohibit the use of fireworks and other explosive devices on all public lands in Colorado. This new rule would bring BLM regulations in line with other land management agencies in the state in an effort to reduce wildfires. ...

5 years 1 month ago

Government notices could appear in free newspapers

Free newspapers could soon be able to carry public government notices under legislation being considered at the Capitol. Right now, state law requires that only newspapers with paid circulation be used for official government advertisements. That's caused problems in mountain resort communities where free papers have become more...

5 years 6 months ago

Obama talks to House liberals about health care

President Barack Obama discussed health care in a conference call with House members, including liberals wary of his next move on the issue. Obama, who is at Camp David, spoke to leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Friday. California Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey said lawmakers expressed their commitment to...

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