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In a Reversal of Trump Era Policy, Interior Moves BLM Headquarters Back to DC
Interior
In a Reversal of Trump Era Policy, Interior Moves BLM Headquarters Back to DC
2021-09-17 21:17:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Interior Department announced Friday that it has decided to move the headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management back to Washington, D.C., while continuing to maintain its Colorado office as a “Western headquarters.” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland... Read More

Biden Turns to Colorado to Pitch Investments in Clean Energy
Energy
Biden Turns to Colorado to Pitch Investments in Clean Energy

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean... Read More

Solar Energy Project to Power 25,000 Homes in Colorado
Energy
Solar Energy Project to Power 25,000 Homes in Colorado
2021-09-01 16:40:31
by Dan McCue

DENVER, Colo. -- Invenergy, a privately held developer of sustainable energy solutions, has begun work on a 127 megawatt project in Colorado that will generate enough electricity to power 25,000 homes while paying about $250,000 annually in local property taxes.... Read More

Colorado Will Use American Rescue Funds to Combat Substance Abuse Disorders
In The States
Colorado Will Use American Rescue Funds to Combat Substance Abuse Disorders
2021-08-11 20:37:57
by Alexa Hornbeck

Colorado is experiencing a substance abuse disorder crisis, and now city officials are looking to combat the problem with $450 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan.  Fatal drug overdose deaths increased approximately 38% in Colorado from 2019... Read More

Drought Woes in Dry US West Raise July 4 Fireworks Fears
Climate
Drought Woes in Dry US West Raise July 4 Fireworks Fears

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with a historic drought in the U.S. West and fears of another devastating wildfire season, officials... Read More

Colorado Lawmakers Told to Butt Out of Redistricting Effort
In The States
Colorado Lawmakers Told to Butt Out of Redistricting Effort
2021-06-04 19:55:02
by Dan McCue

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the independence of the state’s redistricting commissions, holding that an effort by the General Assembly to change the process violated the state constitution. The ruling came as a result of an interrogatory lawsuit... Read More

Colorado Reignites Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering Debate
In The States
Colorado Reignites Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering Debate
2021-03-23 19:01:31
by Sara Wilkerson

DENVER - A bill that would establish standards of care for every dog and cat housed in an animal shelter or rescue facility in the state passed a crucial test in the Colorado legislature this week. HB1160, known as the... Read More

CO-03: Lauren Boebert (R)
House Watch
CO-03: Lauren Boebert (R)
2020-10-30 20:14:37
by TWN Staff

About Boebert: Lauren Boebert is a Coloradoan living on the Western Slope who believes in personal freedom, citizen rights, and upholding the Constitution of the United States. She is the founder, owner, and operator of Shooters Grill, a restaurant that... Read More

CO-03: Diane Mitsch Busch (D)
House Watch
CO-03: Diane Mitsch Busch (D)
2020-10-30 20:06:25
by TWN Staff

About Busch: Busch is a former tenured professor, Routt County Commissioner, and State Representative, and has lived and worked in Colorado’s Western Slope for over 43 years. Raised by a single mother, she experienced an early childhood of financial insecurity.... Read More

CO Senate: John Hickenlooper (D)
Senate Watch
CO Senate: John Hickenlooper (D)
2020-10-28 15:22:37
by TWN Staff

About Hickenlooper: John Wright Hickenlooper was named for his father, who passed away when he was only eight years old but continues to have a lasting influence on Hickenlooper’s life. Hickenlooper started out as a geologist, but after being laid... Read More

CO Senate: Cory Gardner (R)
Senate Watch
CO Senate: Cory Gardner (R)
2020-10-28 15:19:43
by TWN Staff

About Gardner:  Gardner’s family has called Colorado home for five generations.  Gardner’s love for Colorado took him to Colorado State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and later to Boulder, where he earned his law degree at the University... Read More

Hickenlooper Holding On To Double Digit Lead In Colorado’s US Senate Primary
2020 Elections
Hickenlooper Holding On To Double Digit Lead In Colorado’s US Senate Primary
2020-06-26 21:14:26
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - New polling shows former Governor John Hickenlooper taking a dominant lead over Andrew Romanoff in Colorado’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, just days before voters cast their ballots on June 30. In a survey published on Thursday by... Read More

Analysis: A Second Look at the Colorado Senate Race
Political News
Analysis: A Second Look at the Colorado Senate Race

WASHINGTON — For the last week, national Republican strategists have been unloading on Colorado Democratic Senate hopeful John Hickenlooper, a former two-term governor and mayor of Denver. Their goals? First, to damage the Democratic front-runner going into a June 30... Read More

National Governors Association Working With 5 States on Improving Business Regulations
State News
National Governors Association Working With 5 States on Improving Business Regulations
2019-11-26 22:41:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association announced Tuesday it is working with five states – Colorado, Alaska, Delaware, Rhode Island and Tennessee – to help them improve their business regulatory processes to promote economic development. This work is being completed... Read More

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Running For Senate
State News
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Running For Senate
2019-08-22 18:27:17
by Dan McCue

A presidential campaign behind him, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday he's running for the U.S. Senate, vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. With his announcement, which came via a video message posted on his... Read More

10th Circuit Sides With ‘Faithless Electors’ in Colorado 2016 Election Case
State News
10th Circuit Sides With ‘Faithless Electors’ in Colorado 2016 Election Case
2019-08-22 14:01:32
by Dan McCue

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that three presidential electors from Colorado were unconstitutionally forced to cast their Electoral College votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016. The ruling by a divided 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a... Read More

Hickenlooper Ends Presidential Bid With An Eye Toward U.S. Senate Seat
State News
Hickenlooper Ends Presidential Bid With An Eye Toward U.S. Senate Seat
2019-08-15 19:58:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, fueling speculation that he will now set his sights on a U.S. Senate bid. Hickenlooper, 67, ran as a moderate, but never... Read More

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