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Health bills signed into Colorado law

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a number of bills into law this past week, at least one of which is designed to help the state save money in Medicaid costs. That measure, SB27, allows Medicaid recipients to receive certain health maintenance ...

Calls for
 GOP chief 
to resign

By Charles Ashby

Delta County Republican Party Chairwoman Linda Sorenson is under fire again. Since defending her use of an overtly racist meme of President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee last week, several people and groups — including the regional ...

Initiative 96
 raises bar 
on changing

By Charles Ashby

The group hoping to get a measure on the fall ballot to make it harder to alter the Colorado Constitution rolled out its campaign in Grand Junction and elsewhere in the state over the past two days. The group, known as Raise the Bar/Protect ...


Racist meme posted by hacker on Facebook, Delta Republicans say

By Duffy Hayes

An overtly racist Internet meme — comparing President Barack Obama to 1950s movie chimpanzee Bonzo — that appeared to be shared on the personal Facebook page of the chairwoman of the Delta County Republican Central Committee was ...


John Hickenlooper, and why he is who he is

By Charles Ashby

Giddy up. Those are the final two words in Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s recently released book, “The Opposite of Woe.” Those two words also explain the title, which more completely also includes the words, “My ...


Bill may return millions in royalties to NW Colo.

By Gary Harmon

A provision introduced into a defense authorization bill would send back millions of dollars to four northwest Colorado counties, money that has eluded them for years. The provision introduced by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and ...

District 51 board satisfied with Pitton’s intentions

By Katie Langford

District 51 school board member Paul Pitton has sufficiently proven that he intends to move into the director district he represents, board members said at their business meeting Tuesday. After discussion and talking to the board’s ...

Colorado roadless rule slowed down

By Gary Harmon

Completion of environmental review of the coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule, due this spring, has been pushed back to the fall, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who said he is pressing for an explanation. The Office of ...


GOP hopefuls for U.S. Senate scurry to qualify

By Charles Ashby

At least for now, there are five candidates on the ballot for the Colorado Republican Party primary on June 28, but that could change in the next week or so. That’s because two, and possibly three, may be in jeopardy of having any votes ...

Medicaid, roads
 still contentious
 as session ends

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Legislature never will be able to address serious funding issues for such big-ticket items as transportation and education until it fixes how it handles Medicaid programs for the poor, Rep. Dan Thurlow told Grand Valley business ...

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