Politics

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Proposed budget puts focus on energy sector

By Gary Harmon

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the Bureau of Land Management anticipates spending more on coal, natural gas and oil and less on solar and wind energy. In all, the BLM would spend $11 million more in fiscal year 2018 than ...


Settle sage-grouse issues out of court, governor says

By Dennis Webb

While several northwest Colorado counties have sued the federal government over its efforts to protect greater sage-grouse, Gov. John Hickenlooper is trying to resolve state and local concerns through conversation rather than ...


Pot plant law may see ballot challenge

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t signed the bill yet, but there’s already a citizens’ effort to block it if he does. The measure, HB1220, would limit to 16 the number of marijuana plants that can be grown on residential ...


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Boulder attorney running for AG

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado attorney general needs to be someone not only with leadership skills, but prosecutorial experience, too. That’s the opinion of the newest Democrat to enter next year’s primary race for the right to face Attorney ...


Guv, GOP in dispute over panel appointee

By Charles Ashby

Despite being rejected by the Colorado Senate to continue to serve on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Clifton resident Heidi Hess remains on the statewide panel that enforces anti-discrimination laws. Gov. John Hickenlooper chose to ...


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Officials ask 
feds: Leave 
Ancients park alone

By Gary Harmon

Two Colorado Republicans want President Donald Trump to leave the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwest Colorado alone as the administration examines other monuments. Canyons of the Ancients is an example of what the 1906 ...


Legislators make pitch for rural broadband

By Gary Harmon

It could be better to devote more money to extending broadband to the farthest reaches of Colorado, rather than directing billions of dollars to road projects that don’t actually improve roads, state Rep. Yeulin Willett said ...


Guv signs law calling for utility bill transparency

By Charles Ashby

Utility customers soon will get a lot more details about how they are using electricity and natural gas and what it’s costing them. A bill signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday requires investor-owned utilities such as Xcel Energy ...


Mesa County moves to beef up building inspection

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County shifted two jobs on Monday to clear the way to add two spots to the building department to meet increasing demands from new construction. The new jobs are in response to the county’s finding that it hadn’t revised its ...


Work stops for advisers to BLM

By Dennis Webb

Western Coloradans tasked with speaking their minds to the federal Bureau of Land Management about the issues the agency faces have generally gotten the silent treatment from the government about why their work has been put on hold. The ...


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