Thousands raised in big box battle
December 9, 2005
FRISCO As of the second state-mandated reporting deadline for the political groups supporting or advocating against a proposed Home Depot in Frisco, the numbers continue to rise for all three groups.A total of $35,942 has been raised, 91.5 percent of which has been spent. In all, $21,100 has been raised to support the measure and $14,842 has been gathered to defeat it. The single largest donor, REA Development, the firm which would build the Home Depot, gave $20,000 to the Friends for Friscos Future, a pro-Home Depot group. REA donations make up 94.8 percent of the committees funds, contributing more in one check than the other two organizations have raised from more than 125 donors in total.With three days remaining between the final reporting deadline and the election, $3,463.39 of the groups funds remained unspent. The Frisco Business Alliance again spent funds to support its fellow anti-big box group, the Citizens Against Home Depot, shelling out 61.7 percent of its total earnings to the organization.The final reporting deadline for the committees is Jan. 12, but spending will likely end Tuesday, when voters decide the issue at the polls.Mike Morris can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13628, or at email@example.com.
Friends for Frisco Future, reporting through Dec. 8n Total contributions: $15,275 this period, $21,100 totalREA Development Corp., Denver $20,000Frisco Lodge, Frisco $100West Frisco Gateway Center LLC, Greenwood Village $100Mora Properties LTD, Greenwood Village $50Jody Anderson, Frisco $25n Total expenditures: $14,913.95 this period, $19,797.47 totalSummit Daily News, Frisco $6,180.40 (advertising)Krystal 93, Frisco $2,800 (advertising)NRC Broadcasting, Breckenridge $2,000 (advertising)U.S. Postmaster, Frisco $1,850 (postage)Fed Ex Kinkos, Dillon $1,390.51 (printing)Quality Quick Print, Frisco $426.09 (printing)Anthonys of Frisco, Frisco $209.79 (printing)A-Train Pizza, Frisco $57.16 (food for meeting)
Frisco Business Alliance, reporting through Dec. 9n Total contributions: $2,515 this period, $4,865 totalBigHorn Paints and Ace Hardware, Silverthorne $1,000Ten Mile Drive LLC, Frisco $500Rocky Mountain Truss, Denver $200Sanders True Value, Silverthorne $200KWAL Paint, Denver $150Melinda Van Gundy, Frisco $100Lillis Lighting, Frisco $100Willis and Assoc., Breckenridge $100Bucksworth Supply, Frisco $100Eco-Products, Breckenridge $25Sandy Mortensen, Frisco $20Bob and Wendy Moore, Carbondale $20n Total expenditures: $4,564.85 this period, $5,329.85 totalCitizens Against Home Depot, Frisco $2,250 (general fund)Summit Daily News $1,185 (advertising)Jeff Milchen, Bozeman, Mont. $320 (speaking fees)Randy Glover, Frisco $300 (website)Best Western, Frisco $82 (renting fees)Town of Breckenridge $60 (list)Town of Dillon $60 (list)Balance Sheet $53.75 (fees)Sinopie, Boulder $50 (projector)Summit County Clerk $50 (list)Town of Frisco $50 (filing late fee)Town of Silverthorne $50 (list)Copy Copy $29.16 (printing)1&1 Internet Service $24.94 (website)
Citizens Against Home Depot, reporting through Dec. 9n Total contributions: $3,905 this period, $9,977 totalFrisco Business Alliance, Frisco $2,250Memorabilia sales $992 Prescription Alternatives, Frisco $100Allan Schutt, Frisco, $100Mike McCraken, Frisco $99Charles Cole, Frisco $90Stuart Lum, Frisco $90George Sherman, Frisco $80Steve Rossiter, Frisco $70Daniel Clark, Frisco $45Gail Culp, Frisco $25John Moberly, Frisco $25Jacquelyn Moberly, Frisco $25Bruce Fitch, Frisco $25Virginia Bradley, Frisco $25Barbara Cole, Frisco $25Sandra Burns, Omaha, Neb. $25Mike Kerrigan, Frisco $20C.C. Corcoran, Breckenridge $20Barbara Lorden, Silverthorne $20Carla Erickson, Silverthorne $20Eco-Products, Breckenridge $20Wally Kruse, Frisco $20Katie Roberts, Frisco $20Pam Murano, Frisco $20Arnold Yuen, Frisco $20Norman Sandstrum Windsor $20Stephanie Campbell, Hudson, Wis. $20D.M. Bremer, Fairbault, Minn. $20Gerald Huttner, Frisco $20Chip Rodebaugh, Westminister $20Pat Taylor, Silverthorne $20Marie Roberts, Frisco $20Dianne Hergert, Alexandria, Minn. $20n Total expenditures: $4,892.23 this period, $7,771.33 totalSummit Daily News, $1,192.71 (advertising)Copy Copy, Frisco $1,114.36 (printing)Best Western, Frisco $758.88 (renting fee, food)KSYL Radio, Frisco $600 (advertising)Krystal 93, Frisco $600 (advertising)U.S. Postmaster, Frisco $138 (postage)Quality Quick Print, Frisco $135.35 (postcards)John Glover, Frisco $100 (poster art)Scott Staten, Breckenridge $100 (music at rally)Sign Safari, LLC, Frisco $90.43 (banner)AAA Communications, Denver $62.50 (answering service)