April 21, 2017
NEWS AND RUMORS
**Rumors for 04/21/2017*****
Commerce City is still recovering from what many are calling “The Night of Madness”. The incident in what is known as “New Commerce City” has proven to many business owners and new residents that the stigma of what Commerce City was, has yet to leave the city. Residents throughout “New Commerce City” rioted under what many are calling police overreach due to their militaristic approach to making “New Commerce City” safe for all. Police Plaza 1 was damaged heavily during the riots and Lieutenant Cohen head of the City’s Tactical Response Unit has been relieved. Lieutenant Cohen was not available for comment.
A new shipping ordnance stemming from the accident on interstate 225 has been put into effect. Now all shipping companies transporting any liquids (bottled or bulk) must actually adhere to these stringent guidelines. This has caused many inconveniences in Commerce City, Boulder, Longmont and Golden especially. It appears the new shipping guidelines have had little effect on other areas of the state. However CDOT has stated many of the contracted shippers in the affected areas have yet to meet these guidelines.
Trash continues to pile up in Commerce City, Boulder, Longmont and Golden as the Teamster unions have gone on strike due to wage, benefits and scheduling grievances. The Unions of Commerce City, Longmont and Golden have made a joint statement saying they are striking to support their brothers in Boulder who have been taken advantage of by the city administration in Boulder.
Three citizens of Colorado tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions in the state over the last two weeks. The state has mandated a more improved screening process. Leading the way in this process is Denver. State records indicate the city has always maintained a high screening standard. Due to this, many communities have adopted Denver’s screening process. However Commerce City, Boulder, Longmont and Golden have not. That being said the blood banks have been closed in these cities but Denver is reimbursing any concerned citizen 125% of the cost to travel to Denver to donate blood while these cities struggle to adopt or implement the new standards.
A string of overdoses rocked CU-Boulder over the last 2 weeks. It is reported a very pure and cheap “Molly” is the culprit. Over a dozen fatalities have occurred and CU-Boulder is reeling from the epidemic. Local and campus police seem inept and unable to handle this tragedy and CU-Boulder is scrambling for an answer.
Local church officials in Boulder, Longmont and Golden announced their diocese is under review for allegations they violated their non-profit status in supporting candidates in the most recent elections. The church has been rocked by scandals in recent years and this is one more thing they just didn’t need to come out.
Many are questioning the leadership of Carl Grove and his administration in Boulder. Numerous allegations and problems have erupted in Boulder since Mayor Grove took office and has left many in the administration and outside it questioning his leadership.