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When you think of Loveland, its people, its businesses and its sense of community, you think of Dave Clark. He’s been a Lifelong Lovelander, part of this town for over 54 years, a leader in his church and in the community, and has been a leader on City Council for nearly a decade.

“I love Loveland.  I have lived here my entire life.  I have worked and raised my family in this city.  I am passionate and concerned about the direction we’re headed, and I am dedicated to making sure Loveland remains a vibrant, safe, and financially secure home for generations to come.”

 

 

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:59 PM

Guest Opinion: Transportation in Northern Colorado

By Dave Clark
POSTED: 10/03/2017 08:09:58 PM MDT


As many of us are painfully aware, we have some serious transportation/traffic problems in Northern Colorado. What is being done about the problem? Here are some of the projects that the city of Loveland has been working on with our regional partners, our state officials, and our federal officials.

Interstate 25 widening

Plans are in place to start construction next year on a three-year project to add a third lane on both the northbound and southbound lanes. This will occur from near Colo. 402 on the south to near Colo. 14 on the north. This $230 million plus project is being funded from a variety of sources, including $25 million from our Northern Colorado local communities.

Interchange improvements to Colo. 402 and I-25

This will include relocating the east frontage road further east to get traffic away from the on/off ramps from the interstate. New roundabout intersections will be built at the frontage road and both ramps to drastically improve traffic flow. These improvements will greatly improve the prospects of new development at this intersection which is the south gateway to the city of Loveland from the I-25. This project is being funded by the state (CDOT) including local funds from the city of Loveland, the town of Johnstown, Larimer County and Weld County.

Improvements to U.S. 34 over I-25

A third lane both in the east and west directions will be added from Rocky Mountain Avenue on the west and somewhere past Centerra Parkway on the east. Again, funding for this project will be by CDOT and additional funding from the city of Loveland, the town of Johnstown, Larimer County and Weld County. This will help to improve the serious congestion in this area.

With these improvements happening, the city of Loveland is currently working with CDOT to find funding needed to add a third lane in both directions to U.S. 34 from Rocky Mountain Avenue west to Denver Avenue — to tie into the current three-lane highway. While this project is currently not funded, I will be doing what I can to come up with a solution. Hopefully this will be solved in time to include this work in the same time frame as the projects listed above.

In addition to the above projects, there are other groups currently meeting to look at long-term needs for other major corridors in our region. Some of these include a U.S. 34 working group to study access plans along 34 from Loveland east to Greeley. Also, a group has been meeting to study an access plan along the 402 corridor from I-25 all the way east to Kersey. Another group is beginning to look at plans for the 402 corridor west of I-25 that is in the city of Loveland. And finally another group has been meeting for quite some time studying the U.S. 287 corridor.

It should be noted that these and other major transportation/traffic projects and regional issues affect all of our communities in Northern Colorado. I am very pleased personally to be involved in such a productive level of regional cooperation with our local partners and certainly understand that these projects would and could not happen without this cooperation and collaboration.

When it comes to understanding what the "role of government" is, my personal conviction is that public safety and transportation are two of the most important priorities. I am committed to continue working on the progress of these projects and other desperately needed transportation issues during my service on the Loveland City Council.

Dave Clark is the Ward IV representative on the Loveland City Council, running for re-election.





Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse celebrates 10 seasons

Dave Clark, current owner and executive director of the playhouse, didn't set out a decade ago to run a dinner theater.
"Truth is, we started out under different management," Clark said. He was actually the contractor who worked to build the playhouse. Things changed and he ended up taking over a few years in.

"My lack of experience didn't hinder things because there are a lot of experienced theater people around," he said. It was just a matter of getting the right people in the right places.


Friday, August 25, 2017 7:45 PM

Downtown business owner Jacki Marsh joins Loveland mayor's race Ward IV incumbent Dave Clark also announces his candidacy

Ward IV incumbent Dave Clark has officially announced his intention to run for re-election, and his signatures have been submitted and verified, according to acting city clerk Beverly Walker.

Technically, Clark is running for his fifth term on the council, although only two of his tenures have been full four-year terms. He first joined the council in a special election in January 2004, ran unopposed in 2005, left the council in 2009 when he lost his bid for mayor, rejoined the council for a one-year term after a 2012 special election and then won a full term in 2013.

"I love Loveland," he said in a press release announcing his candidacy...


Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:11 PM

DAVE CLARK ANNOUNCES REELECTION CAMPAIGN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


August 22, 2017


DAVE CLARK ANNOUNCES REELECTION CAMPAIGN

Dave Clark, Loveland City Councilor for Ward 4, has announced his campaign for re-election. Clark has been on the City Council for nearly a decade, and states “I love Loveland. I have lived here my entire life. I have worked and raised my family in this city. I am passionate and concerned about the direction we’re headed, and I am dedicated to making sure Loveland remains a vibrant, safe, and financially secure home for generations to come.”

Clark will be available to visit with constituents at various meet and greet events throughout the election season. He can be reached at DaveForLoveland@gmail.com or learn more about him at www.DaveForLoveland.com.

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