We recently wrote about a legislative push in Colorado to allow permitted employees to carry guns in schools -- one of a handful of gun-related bills already making headlines at the start of the new session. We've since heard from Jeff Bollinger, a school superintendent in Sheridan Lake, who support ... More >>
Since the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, lawmakers across the country have been debating what policy solutions could help reduce the risk of a devastating massacre in the future. In Colorado, some Democratic legislators have proposed tighter restrictions on access to guns. But a few h ... More >>
At noon, a day after Republican lawmakers defeated a bill to legalize civil unions in a special legislative session, conservatives rallied on the steps of the Capitol building. The event had been planned days in advance, but due to the demise of civil unions, the tone was celebratory. House Speaker ... More >>
Colorado Republicans are the Guardians of Liberty, according to Liberty Watch, an organization holding elected officials accountable for the organization's proposed "Principles of Liberty." Early this morning, Liberty Watch held an awards ceromony honoring ten Republicans from the Colorado Legisla ... More >>
Dan MaesWhile Governor John Hickenlooper was wrapping up his first legislative session and Tom Tancredo was riding the right-wing blogosphere last week, the also-ran in that race, Dan Maes, was demonstrating that if you only get 11 percent of the vote, it doesn't matter if you topple a thicke ... More >>
Tom TancredoTom Tancredo is busy these days. He just wrote the April Fools' edition of Ask a Mexican. He has a real new job, as a marketing exec with a local investment company, so that others won't lose their nest eggs to a Bernie Madoff character, as he did. He's repairing the damage done b ... More >>
Denver blog posts? Got 'em here. Mile High Report fan poster Jumpslash believes John Elway isn't satisfied with current Broncos QBs. Who might he target? Colorado Pols thinks the feud between Dick Wadhams and Ted Harvey over the future of the Colorado GOP is getting nasty. Colorado Indepen ... More >>
Matt Arnold.Matt Arnold, the man behind Clear the Bench, which aimed to throw the bums off the Colorado Supreme Court, has been on a losing streak. Colorado Ethics Watch came out on top in a dispute over whether Clear the Bench should have filed as an issues committee (although CEW was assess ... More >>
Our November feature "Mean Streets" focused on the lengthy and fruitless attempts of local taxi drivers to start Mile High Cab. Last August, PUC judge Paul Gomez rejected Mile High's application because he deemed the Denver taxi market was at or near capacity. Now, however, he's approved 300 ... More >>
Hick no more.After flying into DIA last night and hopping on the train, I was greeted by former mayor John Hickenlooper delivering a hearty "Welcome to Denver." But soon, current mayor Bill Vidal will have his say. But after the wild will-he/won't-he events of the past week, you can't help w ... More >>
November's "Mean Streets" detailed how politicians with financial ties to existing taxi companies stood against attempts to start additional cab operations. Take City Councilman Michael Hancock, who strongly opposed any new companies: He scored $3,250 from Metro Taxi affiliates in his last ci ... More >>
Ted Harvey.The Colorado Republican Party didn't just lose the governor's race in November -- it also lost over a hundred bonus members of the State Central Committee, which will vote for the new party chair next month. Incumbent chair Dick Wadhams was going for that slot again -- until his M ... More >>
Yesterday morning, I was talking to Dick Wadhams, the chair of the Colorado Republican Party, about the upcoming State Central Committee meeting, where he would be going for a third term. Yesterday evening, I was talking with Wadhams about his sudden announcement that he would not run again.
Dick WadhamsDick Wadhams, who's served two term as chair of the Colorado Republican Party, has decided not to run for a third term next month. His departure from the race leaves state senator Ted Harvey; John Wagner, who ran the Senate campaign of Clive Tidwell, in 2010; and Bart Barton, who ... More >>
The November feature story "Mean Streets" detailed how frustrated taxi drivers, faced with alleged discrimination and abuse have spent years asking the state's Public Utilities Commission to let them launch a company of their own, Mile High Cab. Last week that battle came to an end, with the ... More >>
The November cover story "Mean Streets" revealed allegations of discrimination and abuse at Yellow Cab, the city's oldest taxi company, and detailed how attempts to launch alternative companies have been stymied by Colorado's restrictive taxi regulations. That may change, however, since Senat ... More >>
Kevin Lundberg.Speaking moments before the start of today's immigration summit at the State Capitol, Senator Kevin Lundberg, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, portrays the session as an attempt to tackle an important issue in a post-election environment that will give him and his fe ... More >>
The 2010 election is less than a year away, and judging from this past Tuesday's vote, things are going to get plenty messy. But here in Colorado, we're still cleaning up after the dirty dealings of 2006. The gubernatorial race was particularly bad, with 527s and party operatives pushing the ... More >>
Josh Penry."Time For Josh Penry to Make His Move in Republican Guv-Nomination Race," a blog published about this time yesterday, noted that Penry seems to be filling the GOP vacuum that his principal rival, Scott McInnis, has left gaping thus far. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza apparent ... More >>
State senator Morgan Carroll. Earlier this week, the Denver Post published a story about Morgan Carroll, a Democratic state senator from Aurora, who had angered the leadership in the legislature after posting a blog last month criticizing the way they treated Senate Bill 166, "which sought to ban d ... More >>
With his grades and high school activities, Pablo is an ideal candidate for college, except for one hitch: He's illegal.
When it's springtime in the Rockies . . .
From the week of January 29, 2004
Colorado is ground zero in the war of the word.
The Independence Institute got a jolt from its Italian leaders.