A lot is going on so here is a quick summary;
1. Our May 3, post that School Board member Denise Montagu is renting her home and headed to Boulder as the result of a divorce is indeed being re-confirmed. Superintendent Stan Scheer and the school board he controls agreed in secret to delay announcing Montagu’s departure to avoid the requirement of a special election due to the cost. Instead, they are waiting until August to make the announcement so her replacement can run in a general election already being conducted by the county.
2. Rev. Howard Dotson has converted to Islam. Oddly enough his church members are celebrating his departure while he is making historical arguments for his conversion.
3. David Wayne Balsiger of Loveland, Colorado, passed away at age 71 on June 27, 2017. You may recall he was the producer of the 70’s television show Grizzly Adams. More recently, he invested $12,000 of his own money to defeat the latest Thompson School District bond measure by publishing his own newspaper, taking out advertisements and posting signs around Loveland in opposition to the bond.
4. Loveland’s City Council approved diverting federal funds intended to assist flood victims instead to an annual light show in Centerra Chupungu Park celebrating Denver resident Chad McWhinney’s private art collection in the park. The annual show will cost over $100,000 and provides pagans an interesting secular display during the insufferable last week of December. No word yet on whether Jared’s Galleria of Jewlry will be contributing the Golden Calf for the celebrations or maybe it can be constructed from Centerra shopper’s personal jewlry.
5. Colorado attorney Brian Matise described all the red flags of a troubled or corrupt metro district to Loveland’s Council last Tuesday inadvertently describing Centerra on every point from perpetual developer control to exceeding payment timeframes and debt limits. More on this later…..
6. Brothers Steve and Ed Klen sold the Rocky Mountain Gun Club they have operated for years in Anasazi Plaza behind Walmart. The City of Loveland declined offers to purchase the indoor shooting range in favor of building their own facility for police to qualify and practice shooting.