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The Economic Wind for New Energy Is Stiffening

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Despite a new wind turbine in Boulder, the elephant in the middle of the New Energy Economy is Comanche 3, the 750 megawatt coal plant in Colorado coming online as soon as next month.

Ken Salazar Governor? Rumors Say Former Senator Is Early Favorite To Replace Ritter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: John Hickenlooper said Wednesday afternoon that he would consider running for Governor, but would wait to see whether Ken Salazar decides to ...

Tom Tancredo's Next Move:

The Latest Word | Patricia Calhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Even as McInnis' office was sending out word of today's gathering, the Rocky Mountain Foundation, the group that Tancredo's headed since he left Congr...

Why Colorado Matters in the Health Care Debate

Mark Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mark Udall

Colorado has often set an example for Washington to follow. But our fight in the Senate to pass meaningful health reform over the next few weeks won't be easy. We need to unite in this fight.

Getting the Government We Seem to Want

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gary Hart

The current turmoil in Colorado politics and beyond, marked by resignations of senior elected officials, has many lessons. First among these is: "It isn't fun anymore."

Colorado Teachers Union May Sue Bill Ritter Over Budget Cuts

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As lawmakers stand poised to cut $260 million in K-12 education funding, the state's teachers union and other school advocates are playing defense and...

McInnis cites his experience, Ritter's lack of it

Fort Morgan Times. | Fort Morgan Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Josh Penry Won't Run For Reelection To The Colorado Senate

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sen. Josh Penry will not seek re-election to his Senate seat, the Grand Junction Republican said today. Penry's unexpected withdrawal for the GOP n...

Josh Penry Drops Out Of Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a statement emailed to supporters Josh Penry said he is backing out of his bid for the GOP nomination for Governor because he didn't want to jeopar...

Bill Ritter, Latinos Hold Unity Press Conference In Wake Of Stephanie Villafuerte's Withdrawal

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

alk about some potentially awkward timing. The day after Stephanie Villafuerte withdrew her nomination as U.S. Attorney for Colorado, a group of forty...

Colorado Higher Education Budget: Long Term Fiscal Planning Commission Suggests More Independence For Universities

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Because higher education has been hit with the burden of state budget cuts, a bi-partisan commission comprised of lawmakers and community leaders want...

Michael Bennet Widens His Fund-Raising Lead With Another Million-Dollar Quarter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senator Michael Bennet became the lastof the major state-wide candidates to announce his third quarter fund-raising totals Tuesday. As expected, Benn...

Bill Ritter Seeking Spanish-Speaking

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter is looking to add a Spanish-speaking staffer to his press office, a move that comes after strained relations and flagging poll number...

Scott McInnis: Ritter Should Emulate Pennsylvania On Natural Gas

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who bypassed an opportunity to levy a tax on natural gas drilled in his state, has the right approach to drilling, Scott...

What Makes a Candidate?

Faith Winter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Faith Winter

Ask people what makes a viable candidate and most will answer, "experience." In these volatile times, the voting public is wary of electing someone who hasn't been around the block a few times.

Scott McInnis-Josh Penry Primary: McInnis Resuses To Appear On Same Stage

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gubernatorial contender Scott McInnis RSVP'd that he would attend a candidate forum later this month but only after organizers agreed there would be n...

Bill Ritter Budget Cuts: Oil And Gas Communities Concerned About Severance Tax Grants Being Withheld

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado communities that rely heavily on oil and natural gas drilling are voicing concern over one segment of Governor Ritter's budget cuts that have...

Hickenlooper: "I Want To Be The Next Governor Of Colorado"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"My Name is John Hickenlooper and I want to be the next Governor of Colorado." With that sentence, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper became the likely D...

Bill Ritter Issues New Order After Staff Fails To File Disclosures

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For nearly three years, Gov. Bill Ritter's staff and all but one of his Cabinet appointees have failed to file financial disclosures as required by a ...

Platform For Prosperity Backlash: Northern Colorado Tea Partiers Not Sold On GOP Plan

The Fort Collins Coloradoan | Bob Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis appeared on Fox News Thursday to discuss the recently announced Platform for Prosperity, the GOP's plan to woo T...

Western Slope Uranium Mill: Only State Needs To Approve Before Ground Can Break

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Canadian company's push to build the United States' first new conventional uranium mill since the Cold War has cleared local hurdles -- despite envi...

Salazar Won't Run For Governor; Says He'll Endorse Hickenlooper

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a statement issued Thursday, Ken Salazar said he will not run for Governor, as had previously been speculated. The Interior Secretary said he will...

Republicans Find Unity By Moving To The Right

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Colorado Republican party that appeared divided as recently as last week came together Monday morning around a conservative "Platform for Prosperity...

Josh Penry Grand Junction Donations: Penry Leads Fellow Native Scott McInnis In Donations From Grand Junction

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Faced with two hometown Republican candidates for governor, Grand Junction residents overwhelmingly voted with their wallets for state Sen. Josh Penry...

Scott McInnis Campaign Claims Victory Over 'Varsity Team'

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sean Duffy, spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis, wants to make sure his guy gets a good share of the credit for Bill Ritter...