The record turnout among Colorado unaffiliated voters — and their negative view of President Donald Trump — assured disaster for the Republican Party in the midterm election last week, a new poll shows. Four in 10 unaffiliated voters who voted for Democrat Jared Polis in the governor’s race did so to make statement against Trump […]
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How Denver International Airport lands international flights — and which destinations might be next
Denver International Airport has seen explosive growth over the past year and a half into international markets, with airlines offering a host of new routes to such destinations as London, Paris, Zurich and Panama City. And there are signs that this expansion hasn’t been for naught. It’s helped to establish the Mile High City as […]
U.K. firm drops plan to drill under Rocky Flats through Superior following immense pushback
United Kingdom-based Highlands Natural Resources has dropped its proposal to drill 31 wells into Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge from Superior following immense community pushback on the plan Monday night. “The town has been informed by the Highlands Natural Resources Corporation that they are withdrawing all applications for the Superior site including drilling and spacing […]
A look at the long list of historical firsts Colorado reached with its 2018 elections
Colorado voters helped make history in the 2018 midterms. From the governor’s race to legislative contests — and plenty of races in between — voters picked candidates who represented firsts in Colorado politics. The biggest benchmarks came from Democrats who ran the table in major contests as part of the so-called blue wave. Here is […]
Witnesses saw low-flying plane bank sharply before Broomfield crash that killed two, NTSB says
Witnesses saw a single-engine airplane bank sharply before crashing in Broomfield earlier this month as it prepared to land at Erie Municipal Airport, killing two men. That’s according to a preliminary report on the wreck from the National Transportation Safety Board. “Multiple witnesses in the area to the south of (the airport) reported seeing the […]
Democrat Brianna Titone’s opponent concedes, making her the first transgender state representative-elect in Colorado
Democrat Brianna Titone was being interviewed by a local television news station on Saturday evening about what it would mean to be Colorado’s first transgender state representative when suddenly she received a phone call. On the other end of the line was Republican Vicki Pyne, with whom she’d been locked in a tight battle over […]
Colorado could elect its first transgender person to the legislature as four razor-thin state House races teeter
Four races for the Colorado House remain teetering along razor-thin margins on Friday as some votes are still being counted, including one contest that could result in the first transgender person being elected to the legislature. Right now, Democrats are holding solid leads in three of them. Here are those contests and where they stand […]
Colorado Senate Democrats, with their new majority, show early splits; statehouse Republicans search for a path forward
The new Democratic majorities at the state Capitol picked their leaders in elections Thursday that showed early divisions between the moderates and more liberal lawmakers. In the state Senate, where the party took control for the first time in four years, Pueblo Sen. Leroy Garcia unanimously won the job as the chamber’s president when it […]
NTSB says pilots likely at fault in 2017 plane crash into Berthoud reservoir that killed both
The crash of a single-engine propeller airplane into a Berthoud reservoir last year was likely due to errors made by the two pilots killed in the wreck, federal investigators say. James Griffith, a 23-year-old from Denver, was learning to recover from aerodynamic spins with 58-year-old Patrick Blankemeier, the chief pilot in charge of flight instruction […]
Republican George Brauchler concedes to Democrat Phil Weiser in Colorado attorney general’s race
Republican George Brauchler conceded Wednesday morning to Phil Weiser, making Weiser the first Democrat since 2005 to hold the job of Colorado attorney general. Brauchler called Weiser to concede, he told The Colorado Sun. Weiser was beating Brauchler with 50 percent of the vote to his 47 as of Wednesday morning. The loss is a setback […]