October 10, 2022
Fort Collins Is One Of The Cities Across The Front Range Celebrating Its First Annual Indigenous People’s Day
The Fort Collins City Council voted unanimously Friday that they will now recognize every second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Members of the native community hope the recognition of the holiday will mean more local government support. They are working with the FOCO City Council to ensure land use for powwows and other traditional ceremonies.
Fort Collins City Council previously pushed for the holiday on their agenda this last year. The Native community in Fort Collins decided to hold off on the designation saying they wanted the holiday to hold the political weight achieved through community advocacy.
Boulder Police Seek Public’s Assistance In Locating Missing Teen
The Boulder Police Department is seeking information about the whereabouts of a missing 14-year-old Boulder Valley School District student.
The 14-year-old Boulder High student never returned home after a Friday night football game on September 30th. Police initially determined the girl had run away from home but have renewed focus on the case as more time passed without any new information.
Chloe Campbell has been missing since 6 PM on September 30th. She was last seen near Boulder High wearing a black hoodie, a purple top, and blue jeans. She is a 14-year-old female with blue eyes and blonde hair. Investigators say none of Campbell’s family members have spoken to her since the Friday she went missing. Her friends have received messages from her cell phone number saying that she is safe and does not want to return home.
Marches For Women’s Rights Take Place Across Colorado Saturday
Thousands of marchers came out to support reproductive rights over the weekend. Crowds gathered in Denver, Boulder, Centennial, Pine Junction, Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Greeley.
Organizers said the goal of the event was to hold elected officials accountable and show public support for reproductive rights that the Supreme Court rolled back over the summer.
Demonstrators also voiced support for marriage equality, contraception access, and other rights for women, girls, and the LGBTQ+ community. The foundation for many LGBTQ rights is based on the legal reasoning behind the now overruled Roe v Wade decision.
Boulder City Council Gives The First Nod To $515.4 Million Spending Plan
Boulder County approved the city spending budget of more than $515 million [dollars] for 2023 last week. The budget focuses on infrastructure projects like trash management, housing, homelessness, and general safety.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold addressed concerns mentioning that the safety problem could be mostly attributed to staffing constraints. According to the Daily Camera, Boulder Police Department is down 29 officers, though there is money in this new spending budget to pay for them.
According to the Daily Camera, Council Members said Boulder residents have frequently complained about not feeling safe to use the Boulder creek path and public parks due to an influx in homeless populations
The budget is also allocating $1.3 million to the Boulder Public Space pilot program to combat homelessness affecting the feeling of safety for community members. Council member Mark Wallach commented that this would not end the root causes of homelessness, but it will, “make the city a little cleaner, a little safer.”
Official Kick-off of Broadway Multimodal Project
Representatives from the City and County of Denver, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and local bicycling, business, and neighborhood organizations are coming together at 11:45 a.m. to kick off the multimodal construction on Broadway between 6 and 7 avenues.
Aurora Liquor Store Robbed Twice In One Night
Two individuals ran a hummer truck into a liquor store in Aurora at two a.m Saturday morning. They used another truck to pull out the ATM and Bitcoin machine.
A security system alerted the owners of the robbery. They logged on in time to watch the hummer charging into the side of their building. By the time police arrived the robbers had escaped the scene.
After the police left, another set of people came to the broken store and stole from it again. At the time, the owners were outside the store. The second set of people charged at the owners, and the owners fled while catching the experience on tape.
The Aurora Police are still investigating the case.