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One plate too many? Not for Scotsman

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The man who once ran a bill to limit the number of specialty license plates just got a House committee Thursday to approve a new one. Rep. Ray Scott got unanimous approval from the House Transportation & Energy Committee to ...


Tipton has GOP challenger

By Gary Harmon

A Mesa County man who fell short in his bid for the Colorado Legislature in 2010 will make a bid for the job now held by fellow Republican Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional district. A Pueblo woman, Tisha Casida, who identifies herself as ...

Poll: Hickenlooper’s rating rises slightly

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A new poll released Wednesday shows that a slight majority of Coloradans like the job Gov. John Hickenlooper is doing, and the Democrat would win re-election against any of the major Republican candidates who are seeking to ...

Bill would ease tuition for tribal members

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Any Native American in the nation whose tribe has a historical connection to Colorado would qualify for in-state tuition under a bill that won approval in a House committee Wednesday. The measure, HB1124, would apply to all ...

Legislators visit to discuss aid for idled coal miners

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Sen. Gail Schwartz and Rep. Millie Hamner want to do what they can to help Delta County residents deal with the recent idling of Oxbow Mine near Somerset. The two Democrats, whose districts include all or part of the county, ...


Political football? GOP assails marketing logo

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — If Colorado is to have a new logo to market itself nationwide and around the world, the people should decide what it looks like, Rep. Bob Rankin said Tuesday. That, at least, is what the Glenwood Springs Republican told the ...

Wright’s gun permit bill is killed

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The House Judiciary Committee made quick work of Rep. Jared Wright’s bill to do away with permits for carrying a concealed weapon. They killed it within minutes of it coming up “for action only” Tuesday on a ...


Reiner to lead state’s association of county clerks

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner has taken on a new job. Not to worry, though, the lifelong county resident hasn’t left her old one. No, Reiner has officially taken the reins as this year’s president of the Colorado ...

Bill would put rules in place for published arrest photos

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Commercial websites that post arrest photographs and then charge people to have them taken down would be barred from that practice under a bill that won preliminary approval Monday in the Colorado House. Under HB1047, ...

2nd bill on energy standards fails

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Two Republican attempts to roll back renewable energy standards for rural electric associations failed in as many days in the Colorado House. On an 8-5 party-line vote Thursday, the House Transportation & Energy Committee ...

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