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Loveland Generations Gives $18,300 to Local Non-Profits

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Loveland Generations is a committee-advised fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.

For 2019 it awarded a combined $18,300 in grants to Harrington Arts Alliance, Give Next, The Matthews House, VITA Loveland, Inc., and Thompson Valley Preschool, Inc.

Last year (2018), it gave $25,500 to local projects.

Loveland Generations is a group of community-minded people choosing to pool their charitable dollars for a greater impact to address city needs.

The giving group was established in 2000, and its members enjoy giving annually and watching the impact that their grants make in the community.

To date, Loveland Generations has awarded 130 grants to Loveland nonprofits for a total of $282,468.

Find out more about these Loveland area benefactors here:  Loveland Generations

 

Estes Just Says NO To Pot Facilities

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Preliminary, unofficial results of the Town of Estes Park's Special Municipal Election show voters have decided not to allow a limited number of marijuana facilities within Town limits, with a majority of 68 percent.

Approximately 60 percent of active voters registered in the Estes Park town limits cast ballots in the Dec. 10 election. Complete unofficial election results are available at www.estes.org/elections.

Official results will be posted no later than December 20, 2019.

Woman’s near-death experience leads to warning for moms-to-be

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LOVELAND, Colo. — Loveland mom Sarah Matthews will soon celebrate her son Ethan's first birthday. But she still remembers the fear she felt one year ago, just before he was born.

When Matthews was around six months pregnant, she developed a blood clot. At first, the only symptom was some pain in her leg.

“They actually thought it was sciatica pain. They referred me to go get massage therapy and acupuncture,” Matthews said.

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Western Slope groups push for tougher air quality regs for oil and gas drilling

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A push by a coalition of Western Slope conservation groups and elected officials – including the Eagle County Board of Commissioners – to expand limits on oil and gas emissions statewide instead of just along the Front Range is coming to a head next week.

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (CAQCC) has been holding public meetings on the Western Slope, including Tuesday in Rifle (see press release below), Wednesday in Durango and Monday in Larimer County, and then will take testimony and hold deliberations next week at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in Denver.

“People talk about the war on coal. We talk about the war on powder [snow]. It’s critical,” Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry said earlier this year when asked why she signed a letter seeking stricter statewide standards for methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.

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Study: Colorado Ranks No. 6 Among States With ‘Worst Drivers’

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DENVER (CBS4) — It’s not uncommon to find a Coloradan frustrated over traffic and what seems like constant crashes during rush hour. A new study says Colorado ranks No. 6 in the nation for states with the worst drivers.

But it’s not just the traffic that earns Colorado the title. CarInsuranceComparison.com says drivers here rank the worst for failing to obey traffic and safety laws. Speeding was our second worse offense.

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There is little transparency for metro district fees that are supposed to benefit the community

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The idea was simple: Build a basketball court for the community to enjoy.

It turned into a back-and-forth ordeal without resolution.

Dozens of metropolitan districts across Colorado have for years collected hundreds of dollars, sometimes thousands, from homeowners who sell their houses, a fee assessed no matter how frequently a home is sold, according to a Denver Post analysis of how the districts function.

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Backcountry skier killed in avalanche near Cameron Pass in Larimer County

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A 29-year-old backcountry skier died Sunday after she was caught up in an avalanche near Cameron Pass, according to a news release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was with other skiers on south Diamond Peak when the avalanche was triggered. Other members of her party had dug the skier out and called for help, the sheriff’s office said.

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