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GOP pins future on upcoming elections

By Charles Ashby

How well Colorado Republicans do during this year’s elections could decide the future of the Grand Old Party for the next 10 years. That’s because the new year brings with it another census, and with that a redrawing of lines for ...


Group: Ballot measures will hurt government

By Charles Ashby

The primary committee opposing three ballot questions that it says would shut down state and local governments filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s Office this week. The committee, Protect Colorado’s Communities, said ...


Oil, gas rules volatile issue for governor

By Staff

When Gov. Bill Ritter tallies up his accomplishments during his one term in office, the state’s adoption of sweeping new oil and gas rules is likely to be high on the list. But his support for the new rules also carried some political ...


Sources: Gov. Ritter won’t seek re-election

By Charles Ashby

Though confirmation was hard to come by late Tuesday, political observers agreed that rumors Gov. Bill Ritter would announce today he would not seek re-election seemed to be true. For one, state lawmakers from across the state said they ...


Ritter proposes measures to boost arts, film industry

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter unveiled three proposals designed to help boost arts and entertainment in the state for the Legislature to consider when it convenes next week. The Democratic governor said the measures will create more jobs in Colorado ...


Developer with GJ ties sent to prison for fraud

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A Weld County developer with ties to Grand Junction was sentenced Tuesday to 31 years in prison for his role in a mortgage scheme that prosecutors say left many Greeley-area families in foreclosure and defrauded lenders. Mark Strodtman, 52, ...


Pricing differs for oil, natural gas

By Staff

When oil kicked off 2010 on Monday by trading at more than $81 a barrel, the price of natural gas posted an increase as well. But industry experts in Colorado say it would be a mistake to assume the two commodities’ values march in ...


Business likely to be high priority during upcoming legislative session

By Charles Ashby

It remains to be seen what kind of economic development ideas the Colorado Legislature will consider when it convenes the 2010 session this month, but some lawmakers are planning to present a slew of bills they hope will help businesses. That ...


Legislator: ‘I don’t fit’ with Dems

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — There wasn’t any one thing that led Rep. Kathleen Curry to make her bombshell decision to leave the Democratic Party this week. Instead, the decision was based on the culmination of five years of constant pressure to vote ...


Wildlife zones could have higher fines, lower speeds

By Staff

Traffic fines would be doubled and nighttime speed limits lowered in designated wildlife crossing zones under a draft version of a bill state Rep. Kathleen Curry plans to introduce in next year’s legislative session. “We’re ...


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