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Baumgardner: Not leaving race for Udall’s Senate seat

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — GOP candidates for U.S. Senate may come and go, but there’s one who’s reminding his supporters that he’s still in it. State Sen. Randy Baumgardner, a Hot Sulphur Springs Republican whose district includes ...


Report: Colorado 
economy robust
 and still growing

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado’s economic recovery is proving to be a stable one, leaving the state flush with cash it hasn’t seen in years, state economists told legislators Tuesday. Although the economy in some parts of the state are ...


Democrat drops bid to unseat Tipton

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Only six weeks after she got into the race, Pueblo County Commissioner Liane “Buffie” McFadyen dropped out Monday as a Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for the 3rd Congressional District. That leaves ...


Bill would broaden comeback of ferret for prairie dog control

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — As a way of controlling prairie dog populations, at least one private landowner got a law passed last year to allow him to reintroduce the black-footed ferret. Under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on ...


Renewed casinos effort tied to schools

By Charles Ashby

Casino-style gambling could come to Mesa County whether residents here want it or not. That could happen if Colorado voters approve one of four proposed ballot questions that either would allow gambling like the state already has in the three ...


Rowland snubs old running mate to endorse ‘new generation’

By Charles Ashby

Bob Beauprez lost a vote he may have been counting on in his primary bid to be the GOP nominee to run for Colorado governor in November. That happened when former Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland, who was Beauprez’s running mate ...


Voting bill lauded as money-saver 
fails to win approval in House panel

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Voters who prefer more than one candidate in nonpartisan elections might appreciate the idea of a new voting concept called approval voting. Approval voting allows voters to choose more than one candidate in the same race, ...


Health exchange repeal fails

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The GOP legislator who helped establish Colorado’s part of Obamacare defended the state’s health care exchange Tuesday. Rep. Amy Stephens told fellow Colorado Springs Republican Rep. Janak Joshi that his bill to ...


Delta firm helped by rural-economy funding in bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Delta company was among those that benefited from a new state program designed to help boost economic development in rural parts of the state. And thanks to added funding for the state’s newly created Rural Economic ...


Lawmakers spar over how best to bully bullies

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lawmakers didn’t disagree that cyberbullying has been a major problem for the state’s youth, or that a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday should become law. But there was strenuous ...


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