Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Pritchett: In honor of our children, let’s demand solutions to gun violence

On Valentine’s Day — a day of love — parents across Fort Collins received emails informing us our children had been in a lockdown drill at roughly the same time that 17 children were being killed in Florida. This was in 2018, but I remember my kids’ stunned faces as they told me their drill instructions, which included advice such as: “If running to safety is not […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

As Colorado readies wolf-reintroduction plan, other states may step up kills

By Matthew Brown and Iris Samuels, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

The first of 3 gun-safety bills moves ahead in Colorado statehouse debate

By Patty Nieberg, Associated Press/Report for America Colorado lawmakers heard from Second Amendment advocates and gun violence activists on a bill that would require firearms to be safely stored when they are not in use to keep them away from children and others who shouldn’t have access. Supporters of the bill asked a House committee […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert vowed to shake things up in Congress. She has delivered in her first week.

As she barnstormed across the 3rd Congressional District last year with a pistol on her hip and a steady stream of Democrat-aimed insults rolling off her tongue, Lauren Boebert promised to make a big, loud splash in the nation’s capital if voters sent her to Congress. Colorado’s newest U.S. representative has delivered on that – […]

Posted inColoradans, Election 2020, Politics and Government

How Lauren Boebert rose from unknown to a candidate for Congress to someone in Donald Trump’s orbit

Lauren Boebert blasted into Colorado politics at an Aurora rally with an in-your-face microphone moment and a gun. She emerged from the crowd at a rally for then presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke of Texas and grabbed the mic to shout, “Hell no, you’re not!” in response to O’Rourke’s pledge to take away assault-style weapons. That […]

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Nicolais: Will Boebert provide the ammunition for Colorado Democrats to take back the third congressional district?

If you wonder why U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner hasn’t tacked to the center before the 2020 election, look no further than Lauren Boebert, the fiery political novice who announced a primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton last week. Boebert’s campaign perfectly encapsulates the reactionary forces that have paralyzed Republican office holders and threaten to […]