Entries by Asheton Gilberton

Colorado Economists See Amendment 74 as ‘risky, radical, and unsound’

By Dr. Nicholas Flores, Douglas Jeavons, Dr. Phyllis Resnick, Jeff Romine, Patricia Silverstein, Chris Stiffler and Dr. Jeffrey Zax As economists that live and work in the great state of Colorado, we urge voters to reject Amendment 74 and avoid the unintended consequences it would bring to Colorado’s economy and the fiscal stability of our state […]

Outdoor Recreation Groups See Amendment 74 as a threat to CO traditions

By David Nickum, Colorado Trout Unlimited, Denver; Nick Payne, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Denver; Aaron Kindle, National Wildlife Federation, Salida and Brien Webster, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Grand Junction. Fall in Colorado is an amazing time to experience our outdoor traditions. Rifle season is in full swing for big game hunters. Fishing is peaking as […]

Historic Preservationists Join List of Amendment 74 Opponents

As Originally Reported by Paige Yowell Unlikely allies have have joined forces to oppose Amendment 74: Republicans, Democrats, labor unions and local chambers of commerce. Add to that list historic preservationists, who are worried that the ballot measure would have a chilling effect on the designation of historical districts and places if it passes. Some opponents […]

Fountain and Green Mountain Falls Join Opposition Against Amendment 74

As Originally Reported by Rachel Riley Two municipalities in El Paso County have joined Colorado Springs and other cities and towns across the state in opposing a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would require governments to pay landowners if laws or regulations reduce property values. The Fountain City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday opposing […]

Town of La Jara Passes Resolution on Amendment 74

By Raymond J. Valdez, La Jara town attorney The Board of Trustees of the Town of La Jara is equally as concerned as many of the town’s sister towns and cities regarding the ramification and consequences of Constitutional Amendment 74 if it passes. It is almost certain that passage will result in the crippling of effective […]

22 Southern Colorado Counties Oppose Amendment 74

By Action 22 Board of Directors Colorado voters may find their minds swimming this week when ballots arrive and they are faced with a near record number of statewide amendments. The proverbial “Blue Book” that arrived in voters’ homes in recent weeks was fair warning. We have an opinion on a few of the proposed […]

Steamboat Pilot & Today Takes ‘No’ Stance on Amendment 74

By the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board With a multi-page ballot this fall, featuring 10 statewide ballot issues, the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board is using today’s Our View space to offer our positions on five of those measures — Amendments Y and Z, Amendment 73, Amendment 74 and Proposition 112. Amendment 74 […]