In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, a petroleum industry storage tank borders a ranch, left, near a fossil fuel extraction site, right, with the Front range of the Rocky Mountains rising up in the background, a few miles from the border of Boulder County, in Weld County, near Mead, Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

“It is going to be very messy”: Opposing oil and gas ballot measures respond to Colorado’s contentious drilling climate

One would set back rigs 2,500 feet from homes and natural features, another would allow property owners to be compensated if value was reduced; critics say either one would be disastrous if passed

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Gov. Polis prioritizes education in first budget request, but Democratic lawmakers are skeptical

Democratic budget writers worry the money for full-day kindergarten isn’t sustainable. And they want money for transportation

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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Pueblo is about to elect its first mayor in decades. Will this be the solution the city is looking for?

Nick Gradisar and Steve Nawrocki, both longtime fixtures in Pueblo politics, are running to be the city’s first mayor in roughly six decades