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State Sen. Baumgardner blasted by Dem challenger for misusing public resources at CDOT

State Sen. Baumgardner blasted by Dem challenger for misusing public resources at CDOT

For an obscure rural district encompassing the vast northwestern corner of Colorado, state Senate District 8 has certainly seen its share of nasty politics over the past four years. Look…

Schwartz, Tipton look to link one another to presidential candidates

Schwartz, Tipton look to link one another to presidential candidates

Former state Sen. Gail Schwartz has repeatedly accused U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of being “bought and sold” by special interests such as coal mining and oil and gas companies, but…

Small Colorado town may get its wilderness water back after more than 35 years

Small Colorado town may get its wilderness water back after more than 35 years

Who says Congress can’t get anything done? Well, a lot of people. But on Tuesday the House of Representatives actually passed a bipartisan bill that should prove very helpful for…

Polis optimistic wilderness bill will someday make it through Congress

Polis optimistic wilderness bill will someday make it through Congress

Congressman Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents Summit and eastern Eagle counties, expressed optimism this week that his long-running battle to add more than 40,000 acres of federal land…

Colorado congressman predicts oil and gas local control measures won’t go away

Colorado congressman predicts oil and gas local control measures won’t go away

Even if a controversial local control oil and gas question fails to land on November’s ballot, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, says the Colorado Legislature will ultimately have to deal…

Despite political posturing, at least one U.S. connection to Mexico is thriving

Despite political posturing, at least one U.S. connection to Mexico is thriving

Vail is the most popular ski destination in the nation with more than 1.6 million skier visits this past winter season, but it’s also one of the top spots for…

Elected officials, candidates back Colorado initiative to up minimum wage to $12 and hour

Elected officials, candidates back Colorado initiative to up minimum wage to $12 and hour

With housing and health care costs skyrocketing out of control on Colorado’s Western Slope, some lawmakers and political candidates are backing Initiative 101 as a way to provide some relief…

Bennet poised to float Senate version of Polis wilderness bill, adding Camp Hale

Bennet poised to float Senate version of Polis wilderness bill, adding Camp Hale

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet hopes to “as soon as possible” introduce a Senate version of the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act floated in the House by U.S. Rep. Jared…

Some Jews just accept anti-Semitism, says former congressional candidate Beinstein

Some Jews just accept anti-Semitism, says former congressional candidate Beinstein

Some Jews just accept anti-Semitism Carbondale law-school graduate, temporarily lapsed Republican and soundly trounced candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Alex Beinstein knows that his withdrawal from the GOP in…

Western Slope Bernie-backer insists Sanders is still in hunt for White House

Western Slope Bernie-backer insists Sanders is still in hunt for White House

Michael Gibson isn’t headed to Philadelphia next week for the Democratic National Convention. As a Bernie 2016 field organizer for Western Colorado, Gibson’s presidential candidate all but threw in the…