The Colorado Education Association filed a complaint against the State Board of Education after it announced a private company takeover of the struggling Adams 14 School District.
If the district fails to find a new partner, State Board of Education member Steve Durham has said he would consider converting all of the schools into charter schools.
The moratorium on new oil and gas development in the county is just a "timeout" while Senate Bill 181 is ironed out at the state Capitol.
Adams 14 was struggling so much and for so long that an outside manager will take over. Students and teachers have more questions than answers about their futures.
The state Board of Education ordered Thursday the Commerce City district would turn over supervision to an eternal manager.
For seven years, the district north of Denver has been on the state’s state watch list after failing to improve student performance. A key vote happens Thursday on its future.
Bent County is the second county in the state to report problems delivering mail ballots this year.
The Plains town of Strasburg has about doubled in size since 2000, which raises questions about everything from water to traffic.
If Denver and others join the litigation there will be nearly 20 Colorado local governments filing suit against opioid makers.
“We have to be proactive,” said El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder. “Otherwise we’re following the story; we’re letting somebody else write the narrative.”