Politics

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Beauprez taps running mate

By Charles Ashby

Bob Beauprez, the Republican nominee for governor, named a Douglas County Commissioner to be his running mate on Tuesday. Jill Repella, who was elected commissioner in 2008, is a fifth-generation Coloradan who earned her undergraduate degree ...


Western Slope issues focus of roundtable

By Charles Ashby

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Water, jobs, federal lands and oil and gas development. There was no Western Slope issue that members of Club 20 didn’t bring up Monday at an economic roundtable with Gov. John Hickenlooper and several members ...


State Supreme Court OKs ballot measures for drilling rules

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday signed off on three proposed ballot measures that would allow local governments to approve setback rules for oil and gas drilling that are as much as five times greater than state law. Regardless, though, ...


Cheers, caution over gay marriage

By Charles Ashby

Last week’s ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Utah’s ban on gay marriages doesn’t impact Colorado’s law on the subject, at least not yet. But it’s coming, proponents of gay marriage ...


Guv to meet with Club 20

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper is to meet with state lawmakers and Club 20 leaders Monday to talk about economic issues facing the Western Slope. The meeting, orchestrated by Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, will focus on how the state can help ...


Bennet, Udall urge Obama to act on immigration reform

By Charles Ashby

One year after the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform measure, it still sits in the House awaiting action, and Colorado’s two Democratic senators are tired of waiting. That’s why U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and ...


Fracking foes gather 15,000 names toward restriction measures on ballot

By Charles Ashby

The issue committee that wants to put something on this fall’s ballot dealing with hydraulic fracturing reported Friday that they’re collecting signatures in droves. The group, Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, has collected ...


Delta County sheriff moves forward to appeal case against gun control

By Charles Ashby

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said he was disappointed a federal judge Thursday tossed a lawsuit challenging two controversial gun-control laws approved last year. McKee, one of the more outspoken critics of the new laws and a chief ...


Mesa County Republican primary turnout lower, despite sheriff’s race

By Charles Ashby

Based on the way Mesa County Republicans voted in other races on Tuesday, the sheriff’s race clearly was the most popular, according to election result data. But even though that race between state Sen. Steve King and self-described ...


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Beauprez leaves his opponents 
in the dust

By Charles Ashby

Months ago, some political pollsters predicted that the more people in the primary race to be the Republican nominee for Colorado governor, the easier it would be for Tom Tancredo to win it. That didn’t happen Tuesday. The former ...


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