Politics

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Economic development chief has background in broadband

By Charles Ashby

The state office that coordinates economic development efforts has a new head that understands what it means to have a good high-speed broadband infrastructure. Gov. John Hickenlooper named a new director of the Colorado Office of Economic ...


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Failed Senate candidate turns political adviser

By Charles Ashby

While failed Republican candidate Darryl Glenn ran a relatively quiet campaign for U.S. Senate this year compared to other races, he isn’t being quiet about his new venture: political consultant. Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner ...


Check charity efficiency before giving

By Charles Ashby

With the holiday season upon us, Secretary of State Wayne Williams wants to remind Coloradans to be careful to whom they give money. Most charities are required to register with the state information like the organization’s leadership, ...


County rips Jewell for Denver lease event

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission blistered Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Gov. John Hickenlooper and two Bureau of Land Management officials for their handling of a “media event” last week announcing the cancellation of mineral leases ...


Decisions on Roan, Thompson due today

By Dennis Webb

Top federal officials will join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in Denver today to announce what the oil and gas industry expects, and conservationists and others hope, will be the cancellation of 25 leases in the Thompson Divide area ...


Agency finalizes methane waste rule

By Dennis Webb

The Obama administration on Tuesday finalized a Bureau of Land Management rule to limit methane waste related to oil and gas development on federal and tribal lands, but it faces an immediate legal challenge and the potential for ...


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Unlikely election win shuffles federal policy outlook

By Dennis Webb

The poll-defying victory of Donald Trump in last week’s presidential election has abruptly reshaped the political landscape when it comes to energy development in Colorado and the West. Oil and gas and coal-mining interests and ...


Turnout outpaces 2008, 2012 elections

By Charles Ashby

More Coloradans voted in Tuesday’s election, the first to use all mail-in ballots in a presidential year, than in the past two presidential elections. According to data maintained by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, ...


Montrose GOP wins 2 commission seats

By Katie Langford

Republicans swept the District 1 and District 3 seats on the Montrose County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday with an overwhelming majority. Keith Caddy won the District 1 seat with 73 percent of the vote, or 10,972 votes. Roger Rash won ...


Voters OK Gateway fire tax, De Beque mosquito district

By Erin McIntyre

Voters in rural areas of Mesa County approved requests to increase property taxes for a fire-protection district and decided to create a mosquito-control district, but may not have given the go-ahead to fund the district they created. Gateway ...


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