Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, second from left, hugs his decades-old Jansport backpack he used as a geologist as he stands with Rico Pasqualini, JanSport president, third from left, at an event in a Denver park in August. (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

How the “outdoor voter” has emerged as a potentially potent political force in Colorado

The outdoor industry chose Colorado as one of four states to plant a flag in the 2018 election

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
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Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Voters, for the first time, could get final say in the war over wolves in Colorado

Western Slope is keystone to connect wolf population from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say, but ranchers, hunters expected to fight back

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Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law