Dan Gibbs

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Feds put $40 million hit out on bark beetles

    The $40 million bug...​Yesterday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the federal government would devote $40 million to dealing with the bark-beetle problem that's turned wooded areas in Colorado and other western states from green to brown. Governor Bill Ritter, who wrote a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Back to the future

    It was 1969 all over again yesterday, when Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill that, as of July 1, 2009, will establish the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media. Re-establishes that office, actually: On July 1, 1969, Colorado became the first state in the country with a state film commiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Road Block!

    When I wrote about I-70 a year ago, the story started in 1988, when the state first began planning how it was going to tackle congestion in the mountain corridor. Twenty years and at least $30 million in studies later, a decision on a solution that everybody can live with may finally be at hand.

  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Is This Muslim Republican Mr. Right or the Big Cheese?

    Ali Hasan is young, rich and brash, and plans to follow in his parents' political footsteps – cowboy boots and all.