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Loveland High Grad Makes NCAA All Academic (All-American)
Team
Caleb Weston, a 2011 graduate of Loveland High School, was awarded the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) academic team for
maintaining a 3.85 grade point average over the past three years while playing college football.  Only 14 players nationwide were selected.

A Junior at Ave Maria University in Florida, Weston is majoring in Physics with a minor in Mathematics.  Ave Maria University, a rigorous Liberal Arts
school, requires freshmen to learn Latin and other requirements of a classical education.  Weston not only excels in these topics but is at the top of his
class in physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Earlier this year Weston was awarded the school's Football Leadership Award for tutoring his fellow football players in various subjects.  Known for its
rigorous curriculum, more than 60% freshman dropout of Ave Maria and even a larger percentage of football recruits.  Weston has insisted on wearing the
number 60 on his jersey during the past three years at Ave Maria, which is the number assigned to him at Loveland High School where he played football
for four years.
Click here for more information on Ave Maria University Football.
Poor Planning:  
Why So Many People Were Impacted By the
2013 Flood
LovelandPolitics' investigative report into the building of the
Waterford Apartments and other structures built in Loveland's lowest
elevation areas on the banks of the notorious Big Thompson River.
see story
Waterford Apartments in south Loveland in
September of 2013.
Montagu Incites Angry Mob:
Disseminates False Information
Brad Miller, a Colorado Springs attorney, addressed the Thompson School Board
Wednesday (January 15, 2014) regarding innovation and charter schools.  As promised, the
local teacher's union organized a large group of school employees to attend the meeting and
continue their protest of the election outcome last November.  They attended in response to
an
email sent by board member Denise Montagu inciting the mob to destroy the board
meeting's decorum to discredit her opponents.

Comments by Bryce Carlson at the January 15, 2014 School Board meeting

see video clip of the December 18, meeting
Council Majority Moves To Remove
Controversial Planning Commissioner
Despite best efforts by Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez to administratively re-appointment his campaign
organizer Bob Massaro to Loveland's Planning Commission, Massaro's re-appointment was halted by
councilors concerned about Massaro's odd behavior on Loveland's Planning Commission and partisan
profile in what is supposed to be a non-partisan volunteer city position.

see story and video clips
Longtime Loveland resident Larry Sarner
discussing the reasons he is running for
Congress in 2014.
exclusive interview with
LovelandPolitics.com
Loveland Resident
Running for Congress

Longtime Loveland resident Larry Sarner announced his intentions to be the Republican Party nominee to challenge
Congressman Jared Polis in the fall to represent Colorado's 2nd Congressional District in the United States
Congress.

Read our exclusive interview with Sarner who talks about his primary opponent, Boulder County resident George
Leing, and answers a variety of other questions regarding the race.

Read Interview
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Thompson School Board
member
Denise Montagu is the
instigator of the unruly
crowds at board
meetings.  She has been
communicating directly
to school employees her
desire they interrupt the
school board meetings.

read her email to district
employees
Photo by Brendan Weston
City Contemplates Eminent Domain
for New Downtown "Catalyst"
Contrary to what city staff told the Loveland Reporter-Herald recently, the city's friendly acquisition of land downtown
for their latest proposed "catalyst" Urban Renewal project is in jeopardy due to poor relations with one property owner.

Russ Morgan is fighting the city with regards to an alleged illegal grading permit issued at 204 12th Street SE causing
trouble for his tenants next door.  While the city claims immunity for illegal or unethical acts by its planning department,
Morgan's reluctance to discuss selling another property he owns located in the project area downtown has initiated
inquiries by Loveland Planner Mike Scholl with city councilors to use eminent domain to acquire Morgan's private
property so the city can later transfer it to the New Jersey developer currently in negotiations with the city.
see story
Republicans Battle Over
Crony Capitalism
Former State Senator and current Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson posted on
his Facebook page -
"I wish I could keep them honest....I can only point out when they aren't and
appeal to their conscience.  I can accept losing to people who disagree with me but
it is hard to take when somebody sells their vote and won't even listen."
Angry over DelGrosso's efforts to suffocate a nascent bipartisan reform bill for Urban
Renewal Authorities, Johnson sent a pleading email to DelGrosso.
read story and see Johnson's private email to DelGrosso
Photo by Brendan Weston
Massive Public Subsidies Planned
for Bass Pro Shops

Loveland's City Council will vote on Tuesday whether to declare
the Bass Pro Shops parking lot a "Public Good" to be constructed
using tax dollars while also determining whether McWhinney can
access regional  transportation restricted funds to build a
wastewater lift station for the project
see story
School Board Controversy
Guest Commentary by
Dr. Neil Schaal
A retired Thompson School District bus driver who
recently lost his run for Loveland City Council is
stirring controversy with his application to serve on
the city's financial advisory commission.

David Hallet is unpopular with HOA board colleagues
who are trying to stop his appointment by Loveland's
Council and remove him from their HOA board.

read story
School Board Vote To Appropriate
$800,000 For New Innovation
School Delayed
see story
City Likely Going to Court If Fracking
Ban Passes
Attorney says not enforceable and city won't pay study-
Loveland attorney resigns after this email was made
public.  Claims leaked by councilors.

see story
Loveland City Staff Lobby State
Legislature Against URA Reform
Loveland staff sent an email to Rep. DelGrosso asking him to oppose Urban
Renewal reform in the State Legislature.  DelGrosso is saying he does support
reform and is already working on a bill despite recent accusations by Larimer
County Commission Johnson to the contrary.
see story and staff emails
Apartment Developer Seeks Tax
Equity From Loveland's Council
Special Investigative Report
Rogue R2-J Board of Education
Member Hijacks Public Meeting
While her supporter/hecklers work to recall Board President
see story and video clips
Rogue School Board
Member Denise Montague
Elderly Couple Fight
City Hall To Keep
Their Land
see story
Fracking Centerra
McWhinney Holding Company has 7 oil & gas wells
registered in Centerra that have extracted hundreds of barrels
of oil over the past 15 years but go unmentioned in local
coverage of the oil & gas moratorium debate

see story
Thompson Schools
Superintendent 'Monkey
Talks" Board Members
see story
Red (orange on some screens) indicates properties
where McWhinney has purchased the mineral rights and
wants the City of Loveland to allow fracking -
permit coming
McWhinney Maneuvers To
Avoid Fracking Moratorium


see story