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postheadericon Adams County Republican voters: ‘We need more ethical government so choose our guy who is the same as the last’

It seems that lately I have a penchant for making members of my own party as mad at me as those on the left so why stop now?  In the wake of last night’s primary election it has become abundantly clear why the Adams County GOP struggles to gain ground.  At the local level, Republican […]

postheadericon Adams County Sheriff candidate appears to break campaign finance law

Adams County political candidates seem to break the law in some way, shape or form in just about every election.  This go around it seems Democrat candidate for sheriff, Norbert “Larry” Medina, has been illegally accepting corporate contributions including ones from a ‘gentlemen’s club’. Campaign finance filings with the Colorado Secretary of State for the […]

postheadericon ADCO Sheriff responds to emergency system use; furor continues to grow

The Adams County Sheriff’s office is saying they are doing nothing wrong by using the county’s emergency notification system for other purposes.  Their response is an attempt to quell citizen outrage following an investigation by CBS4 that uncovered the misuse of the system. Throwing in the hashtag ‘mediainaccurate’, the department posted a response on Facebook […]

postheadericon What’s the emergency? Sheriff’s use of reverse 911 system called into question

Reverse 911 is a critical, life-saving system meant to notify residents about emergency situations that threaten life and property.  In Adams County however, it appears politics may play a big role in how the sheriff uses the system. CBS4 investigator Brian Maass reported last night that the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is using the emergency […]

postheadericon Member of storied Adams County family, Democrat, among group receiving Broncos perks

Political service in Adams County has always come with its little under-the-table benefits, particularly for Democrats.  This week we learned how volunteering to serve on a board that meets twice a year can get you a cushy luxury suite for Broncos’ games for free. In a story that aired Sunday night on CBS4, investigative reporter […]

postheadericon Tony Rigatoni (Tony’s Rants) gets shout out on TV as credible new media news source

I have long railed against the lack of true, local news coverage in Adams County.  Much to my surprise, Tony’s Rants received a mention on a local TV show during a discussion about how new age media is filling the gap that the big media outlets are ignoring. Watch the video below With the Rocky […]

postheadericon Follow-up: McIntosh campaign issues statement denouncing accusations; fails to dispute them

The McIntosh for Sheriff campaign posted a statement to Facebook last night saying accusations of wrong-doing by the candidate or those supporting him are an “attack.”  The statement did not dispute the charges that had been leveled. “Liberals are starting to attack McIntosh 4 Sheriff,” the statement said.  “The liberal Colorado Fraternal Order of Police […]

postheadericon Breaking: Colorado police organization alleges intimidation, abuse by Adams County sheriff’s candidate

In a strongly worded letter, the attorney for the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police has demanded Adams County address alleged unethical behavior by Division Chief and sheriff candidate Mike McIntosh. Sent to County Attorney Heidi Miller and Sheriff Doug Darr, the allegations against Darr’s right-hand-man and candidate to replace him, are grievous.  Charges of exerting […]

postheadericon Three vie for nomination to become next Adams County Sheriff

As elections go, the one to elect a sheriff is usually one of the less dramatic but given the weighty law enforcement issues faced in the county, 2014 is going to be very different.  Three professionals have put their names in the hat for the Republican nomination at next weekend’s assembly. Adams County has many […]

postheadericon Adams County officials, administrators enjoy plush mountain retreat

In recent years residents of Adams County have been told a lack of money is the reason behind cuts in services and additional “fees” being unjustly imposed on them.  When you’re an Adams County elected official or administrator however, the supposed lack of money matters little when a nice taxpayer-funded mountain resort junket is possible. […]

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