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Opinion: Why we need to reach hard-to-count Coloradans. There’s a lot at stake.

“Census undercount” is a daunting phrase arriving in most households with a thud, like “infrastructure decline” or “education reform.” It definitely sounds like a problem, somebody else should certainly be doing something about it, now what’s going on with Harry and Meghan?  So we’re going to get specific right away, before we lose you.  Let’s […]

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Opinion: Forever means forever. Colorado’s iconic landscapes require “perpetual conservation easements” protection

There has been a lot of talk in the local news lately about perpetual conservation easements. What is this tool, and why should people care? A perpetual conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government entity to protect land — and its associated natural resources — forever. […]

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Colorado’s economy is predicted to keep growing in 2020, but slower. Here’s what this means.

The way Dale McCall sees it, farming has enough uncertainty. Unpredictable weather. Unreliable buyers. Even a year with overproduction can drag produce and meat prices down as a farmer’s costs rise. If only Congress would finalize foreign trade agreements, he’d feel a lot better about 2020.  “Luckily in Colorado, we got our sugar beets out,” […]

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Mike Coffman: Aurora can do better than being a laboratory for suburban development

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the City of Aurora is now the 56th largest city in the United States, with a population of 372,000, while Denver is ranked as the 19th largest city, at 732,000.  Denver’s future growth will be limited to controversial redevelopments that squeeze more density into an already crowded city, while […]