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
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s why Colorado’s unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly picked Democrats in 2018. The story starts with Donald Trump.

One in four unaffiliated voters polled by Magellan Strategies said a vote for Democrat Jared Polis in the governor’s race was a statement against President Donald Trump

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

How a movie about Gary Hart will make you rethink modern politics (and the media)

An interview with Jason Reitman, Matt Bai and Jay Carson, the writers behind the movie “The Front Runner,” about “the week America went tabloid”

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Coloradans produced a record 9.3 million tons of trash last year. Only 12 percent of it was recycled.

Colorado's recycling rate has flat lined at about a third of the national average