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Bush-Era Interior Department Secretary Gale Norton Worked With Shell To

latimes.com | Jim Tankersley and Josh Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Reporting from Washington - The Obama Interior Department is reviewing a decision made by the Bush administration in its final days that attempted to...

Bill Ritter Retirement Announcement: 'Intensely Personal' Decision Will Free Him To Make 'Tough Decisions' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An emotional Bill Ritter addressed the media Wednesday morning to officially announce that he would not be seeking a second term as Governor of Colora...

Tikkun Olam -- Choosing Between Two Candidates

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Ken Salazar, like Mike Miles, believed in "tikkun olam" (Hebrew for "saving the world"), but he also had great marketing. Lesson learned! But what about Bennet and Romanoff?

Ken Salazar Promises Concrete Procedural Reforms In Second Year As Interior Chief

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar started on the job a year ago pledging to clean up an agency hit by scandals and assailed by critics as ...

Salazar: the Grinch of Speciesville

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

Salazar's latest Grinchy move was when he agreed that lynx dispersing from Colorado's southern mountains into New Mexico deserve protection, but, so sorry, they can't have it just yet.

Activists, Celebrities Oppose Plan To Round Up Thousands Of Horses With Helicopters

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SPARKS, Nev. — One of the most stirring symbols of the American West – mustangs thundering freely across the range – could be headin...

Obama Is "Bush Light"

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

The engine driving the impending train wreck for Obama and his spineless advisors is that he made promises that turned out millions of supporters. That promise was that we were going to see "change." Soon we began to see "Bush Lite."

Sheryl Crow Tries To Ride To The Rescue Of Wild Horses In The West

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RENO, Nev. — Sheryl Crow has spoken out against the war in Iraq and in support of embryonic stem-cell research and efforts to combat global warm...

Oil And Gas Say They're Not Drilling In West Because Ken Salazar Is Too Tough On Them

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Drillers say it's getting so hard to obtain an oil-and-gas lease in the Rocky Mountains under the new administration of Preside...

Our Water Crisis: Too Big For Even a Czar

Susan J. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan J. Marks

Water is the new oil, except there is no alternative. We can't live without it. The water crisis is here and now in our backyards, and in our homes.

Oil and Gas Leases: Ken Salazar Announces Tougher Drilling Regulations

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced policy changes he said will bring more scrutiny and a greater public voice in...

Natural Gas Documentary Affects Garfield County Commissioners On Federal Legislation (VIDEO)

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Everyone was a film critic Monday at a somewhat tense screening of the new anti-gas-drilling documentary "Split Estate" for the Ga...

Bill Ritter Retires: Colorado Governor Won't Seek Reelection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: The Denver Post reports that Governor Ritter briefed his cabinet Wednesday morning in preparation for his 11:00 AM announcement about his fut...

Colorado Endangered Species List May Expand

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

From wolverines to black-tailed prairie dogs, dozens of species here and across the nation are being re-evaluated for possible threatened or endangere...

Wild Horse Roundup To Begin In Nevada Amid Protest

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LAS VEGAS — A two-month capture of about 2,500 wild horses from public and private lands in northern Nevada began Monday amid protests that the ...

Is It a Problem When the Party Decides?

Seth Masket | Posted 06.18.2012 | Denver
Seth Masket

Think about recent examples of state or national party leaders trying to pick nominees before primary voters had a chance to weigh in. Do voters ever push back?

Oil Shale Regulations: Judge Grants More Time To Resolve Controversial Bush-Era Rules

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Colorado U.S. District Court judge has granted an extension until Nov. 16 for federal government attorneys trying to reach a settlement with environ...

Obama Endorses Bennet For Senate

The Denver Post | Michael Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

President Barack Obama endorsed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet today, throwing the force of the White House into a Democratic primary battle that officially...

Ken Salazar Gets Ready For Global Warming With Climate Change Response Council

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar moved Monday to prepare the nation's parks, refuges and endangered species for the onslaught of glob...

Ritter: Choosing Romanoff Would Have Been Easy Political Move, Supports Bennet

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter says he would have been better off politically if he had picked former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff to fill the U.S. Senate seat vac...

They're baaaack: the black helicopters of Yoder

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

All Shellie Kirby wants is a place where she and her husband Mark can live in peace with their Spanish mustang, Rebel, and their other hors...

Wake-Up Call: And they're off!

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The 2010 election is still more than thirteen months away, but the race for the U.S. Senate season occupied (for the past eight months) by M...

Romanoff Makes It Official: He's Running For Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Watch Romanoff's remarks, courtesy of denverdirect.tv at Wednesday's Denver campaign event in Washington Park: Update: Andrew Romanoff has pic...

Barack Obama's Michael Bennet shout-out

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With ex-speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff's entry into the U.S. Senate race merely a formality at this point, Michael Bennet, a...

Barack Obama: "I Am Not In Favor Of Concealed Weapons"

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Would you feel safer having more loaded and concealed guns being carried in the public places you and your family visit?