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Silverman: Former Denver District Attorney Norm Early was a fierce advocate for victims’ rights

When Norm Early entered a room, people took notice.  Norm was tall, with broad shoulders, a powerful chest and solid arms. Norm’s full head of hair framed a handsome, mustachioed face that lit up any venue when he smiled, which happened frequently. Rooms reverberated with Norm’s infectious booming laugh, now silenced forever at age 76. […]

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Dick Lamm, Colorado’s former governor, is remembered for his policy, passion and prescience

The late former Gov. Dick Lamm was a man of vision and prescience, a complex character in the state’s political history who was never afraid to follow his convictions and take on controversial issues, his family and fellow Colorado politicians remembered Tuesday. Current Colorado Gov. Jared Polis praised Lamm’s life of service, not just to […]

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Dick Lamm, former governor of Colorado who “captured a moment,” dies at 85

Former Gov. Dick Lamm, who served three terms leading the state and championed an environmental awakening in Colorado that led voters to reject the 1976 Winter Olympics, died Thursday. He was 85. Lamm’s wife, Dottie, said her husband died in Denver at Rose Medical Center surrounded by his family. The cause was complications from a […]

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Colorado’s largest abortion rights group splits from national organization to refocus on state-level battles

Colorado’s leading reproductive rights organization — NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado — is splitting with its national affiliate in order to solidify the state as a stronghold for abortion rights while many other Middle America states are enacting restrictions.  The state organization, which manages a “freedom fund” to pay for abortions, is changing its name to Cobalt […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, Environment, Growth, News, Politics and Government, Water

As metro Denver grows, another caller wants to tap the vast aquifer under the San Luis Valley

This story was published in collaboration with Bitterroot, an online magazine about the politics, economy, culture and environment of the West.  An adobe arch spans a well-kept dirt road northwest of Crestone, wooden arms protruding from its sides. The name Rancho Rosado is engraved in the weathered brown wood, the red letters fading to pink. Behind the arch, […]