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Opinion: The Land and Water Conservation Fund is critical to the protection of public lands

For those of us who depend on the outdoors to live, work and play, conservation programs like the five-decade-old Land and Water Conservation Fund are integral to the continued success of our public lands and our communities. Recently, Congress passed a sweeping public lands package that included permanent reauthorization for this legacy fund; however, LWCF […]

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Opinion: The CORE Act protects Colorado and honors the brave ski troops who fought for us all

As a Colorado native, I join commissioners from seven counties, several mayors and city councils, and many Colorado citizens who support the CORE Act, because it makes financial sense, and it’s a fair and reasonable choice for Colorado. On Jan. 25, 2019, Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Joe Neguse introduced legislation that Americans who love […]

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Colorado’s Democratic delegation not supporting Trump impeachment — yet

The Democratic push to impeach President Donald Trump following the release of the special counsel’s investigation is not winning support from the party’s congressional members in Colorado. U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, Jason Crow and Ed Perlmutter declined to support the start of impeachment proceedings, saying the current investigations first need to be completed. “I’m withholding […]

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Democrat Dan Baer, an Obama-era diplomat, jumps into race to unseat Cory Gardner

Dan Baer, a Democrat who served as a diplomat under President Barack Obama, said Monday evening that he will run for U.S. Senate. He joins a growing primary field of contenders who want to unseat Republican Cory Gardner next year. Baer announced his candidacy on Denver television station 9News. “I think what most probably voters […]

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Cory Gardner, Joe Neguse revive effort to prevent federal interference in the state-legal cannabis industry

By Jeremy Borden, Cannabis Wire The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act was last year’s cannabis reform darling, drawing across-the-board support from social justice reformers and industry groups alike.  House members and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, reintroduced the STATES Act Thursday at a small news conference outside the nation’s Capitol. The […]

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Here are the Democrats running to unseat Republican Cory Gardner — and who’s campaigns have ended

Colorado’s 2020 race for U.S. Senate will be among the most watched congressional contests in the nation, with Republican Cory Gardner appearing vulnerable in a state with an electorate moving increasingly toward the center and left. There were a host of Democratic candidates who announced campaigns to unseat Gardner. But as of April 2020 it […]

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Opinion: Wild places in Colorado need and deserve more protection Westerners, public lands, and the leaders who listen

The question “Do westerners love their outdoors?” is like asking “Does the sun rise in the East?” Their love has been verified time and again, as it was in this year’s Colorado College Conservation in the West poll, which asked voters in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho about their attitudes […]

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Sen. Bennet: Collaboration that led to CORE Act could model a cure for “partisan disease” ailing politics

Sen. Michael Bennet is sure his new Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act could be a national model not only for preserving public lands, but for the collaborative process that went into creating it. Noting that “partisan disease” has corroded national politics, Bennet on Friday said his CORE Act legislation — which would protect more than […]

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Colorado power companies bet big on net-zero emissions as state debates 100% renewable energy future

Xcel Energy and Platte River Power Authority, two of Colorado’s biggest utilities, left themselves some wiggle room when they pledged to remove greenhouse gases from their emissions. While there is a big push in Colorado to run on 100 percent renewable energy — it’s Gov. Jared Polis’ goal to do it by 2040 — the […]

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Jared Polis wants Colorado 100 percent powered by renewable energy, but talk is easier than the walk

Denver wants to do it, as do Fort Collins, Pueblo and Breckenridge. Aspen has already done it, and Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis wants the whole state to do it by 2040: run on 100 percent renewable energy. There is even a push by incoming congressional Democrats, led by U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, to […]