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Nicolais: How state Sen. Don Coram can beat Rep. Lauren Boebert

The much-liked and respected state senator will need a perfect campaign — and help from outside organizations

Opinion Columns

Don Coram makes it official. He’ll challenge Lauren Boebert in the GOP primary.

The centrist Republican from Montrose joins Marina Zimmerman, a crane operator from Durango, in challenging the far-right incumbent 3rd Congressional District representative

Politics and Government

Jim Morrissey: Red or blue pill? The conundrum of Colorado’s political Matrix.


Republican state Sen. Don Coram will run to unseat Lauren Boebert

Coram told a group of constituents in Montrose on Wednesday morning “the papers have been filed” for his congressional bid

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert vows to stay her course as she seeks another term in Congress

She’ll likely face a primary challenger in state Sen. Don Coram, who is known to reach across the aisle

Politics and Government

A well-known Colorado Republican may run to unseat Lauren Boebert in 2022

State Sen. Don Coram said he is “considering all options” as some in the GOP urge him to run

Politics and Government

Colorado’s new state House and Senate maps drew several Democrats into Republican districts and vice versa

Lawmakers now have to decide whether to move into a more favorable district or not run for reelection in a game of political musical chairs that could have implications for years to come

Politics and Government

How is Colorado’s new farmworkers’ rights bill being received by migrant farmworkers? With a shrug.

In fields hours away from the political pressure cooker of the Colorado legislature, Senate Bill 87 is stoking a different kind of debate.


“Everyone is being crazy”: Conservative Delta County erupts over an effort to teach sexual education

A task force spent two years drafting a curriculum that was ultimately rejected by the Delta County School District 50J board last week amid dueling rallies and big tensions


Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at “water banking,” an idea also being weighed in Colorado

Proponents argue crediting people for conservation will help prevent future shortages and offer water rights holders an option beyond use, abandonment or selling.


After infighting, Colorado lawmakers revive effort to give child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers

A similar effort last year failed after proponents of the legislation couldn’t agree about whether to challenge the state constitution in the hopes of giving past victims of abuse a window to take legal action

Politics and Government

Effort to give Colorado child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers is rejected

House Bill 1296, brought in the wake of a damning report on Colorado’s Catholic church, was set aside at the request of one of its prime sponsors in the hopes of bringing future legislation that will also benefit past survivors of abuse. The decision to sideline the measure drew disappointment.

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers want to stop dogs, cats from being euthanized in shelters for lack of space

Senate Bill 164 sets a “standard of care” but still allows euthanasia if the animal is terminally ill, injured or dangerous. Shelters say that’s already current practice.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s tribal youth haven’t been included in the state’s teen lawmaking council — until now

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed into law his first bill of 2020, which added two tribal youth positions to the Colorado Youth Advisory Council

Politics and Government

Colorado could soon expand protections for student journalists by shielding their advisers from retaliation

House Bill 1062 would also add protections for audio and visual storytelling platforms for student journalists


A hemp green rush is remaking agriculture in Colorado — complete with get-rich CBD dreams and flimflam profiteers

80,000 acres of cropland have been converted to hemp by farmers projecting big profits from CBD sales. But Colorado’s regulatory framework hasn’t kept up with the boom.


Colorado co-op’s fight for renewable energy could upend how rural communities are powered

As fight with Delta-Montrose Electric Association heads to court -- and PUC hearing -- Tri-State announces new wind, solar projects


After years of backlogs, Colorado’s troubled immigrant driver’s license program could see drastic expansion

Senate Bill 139 would expand the program from four Division of Motor Vehicles offices to address a backlog of applicants for a program that "hasn’t really been available"

Politics and Government

Officials want to keep drones away from Colorado wildfires. But how do you halt something you can’t see?

Last year, there were 26 known drone incursions over wildfires in the U.S., six of which happened in Colorado


Opinion: Growing hemp means growing economic opportunity in rural Colorado