Posted inEnvironment, Growth, Health, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

Three years after the Gold King Mine spill there’s no fix to leaky abandoned mines. What’s the holdup?

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — When the Gold King Mine spill sent a plume of yellow sludge cascading down the Animas River in southwest Colorado three years ago, environmentalists and conservationists saw an opportunity to educate the public about a problem that’s been around for decades. They also saw it as a way to draw new […]

Posted in2018 Voter Guide, News, Politics and Government

A quick rundown of the top five election 2018 races in Colorado

Here’s a quick rundown of the top five races in Colorado (excluding ballot questions; we’ll cover those later) in less than 200 words: Governor’s race: Democrat Jared Polis v. Republican Walker Stapleton THE NARRATIVE: The two major candidates easily won their primaries, picked little-known lawmakers as their running mates and then spent the summer shifting their messages […]

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TV ad battle begins in 6th Congressional District race between Mike Coffman, Jason Crow

The Congressional Leadership Fund began running a blistering television ad that calls Democrat Jason Crow “another all-talk, no-action politician,” and attacks him for missing a third of meetings of the state’s Board of Veterans Affairs, of which he was a member for five years. The 30-second spot accuses him of turning “his back on Colorado’s veterans.” Crow and his campaign […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government, Transportation

Federal criminal investigation alleged as lawsuit claiming bribery, bid rigging for Denver airport concessions contract is revived

A federal criminal investigation is underway into allegations of bribery and bid rigging involving a former top official at Denver International Airport and a concessions contract worth millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit recently filed by a company that lost out on the bid. The filing revives a case dismissed by a judge earlier this year […]

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Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general, Phil Weiser, talks about his tracker mea culpa

Phil Weiser, the Democrat running for Colorado attorney general, is apologizing for Twitter posts made by him and his campaign about a tracker hired by Republicans operatives.  The flap began Aug. 15 when Weiser, a first-time candidate, tweeted an image of the tracker and wrote: “The Republican AG Association is desperate to find attack lines and has so […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government, Transportation

“It’s just, like, unbelievable”: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train could be suspended through Colorado

Amtrak is considering whether to suspend Southwest Chief train service through a section of Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico around the new year and replace the link in the historic line with an 11-hour bus ride. The proposal comes as the rail carrier grapples with what it says are necessary safety upgrades, unsustainable upkeep costs and […]

Posted inBusiness, Energy, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

The $44.2 million pitch: What Grand Junction is doing to land BLM’s headquarters — and what the chances are it will work

The Bureau of Land Management appears closer than ever to relocating its headquarters and some 300 jobs to the West from Washington, D.C. — closer to the nearly 250 million acres of land it manages. Colorado’s congressional delegation has been busy pitching the Centennial State, and Grand Junction in particular, as the best new home address for the agency. […]

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Democrat Jason Crow on the #abolishICE movement: “I want to take a more holistic approach”

As the more progressive wing of the Democratic party calls for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished, Jason Crow — the party’s hope this year to beat GOP U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District — isn’t on board. “I want to take a more holistic approach to it,” Crow said in an interview with […]