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The Beats:

A short list of select topics

Keefe: The bones of the middle class

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July 1, 2015 Just In, Keefe, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Western Conservative Summit: Straw polls, strawmen and underdog winners

The candidates without any experience in elected office polled best among conservatives gathered in Denver this weekend for the 6th Annual Western Conservative Summit. Dr. Ben Carson – […]...

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June 30, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Six Internet hygiene tips after 18 million hit by Chinese hackers

The Chinese government hacked federal employees’ personal and security clearance information as part of a counterespionage campaign earlier this month. The Office of Personnel Management network was breached, […]...

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June 30, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

How did these cops calm a mentally ill man? Stun guns

Shane French is widely known around the small southwestern Colorado town of Cortez as a nuisance and a menace. He is mentally ill. He acts […]...

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June 29, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Rep. Klingenschmitt on sodomy, Jesus and same-sex marriage

State Senate candidate and Colorado Springs state Rep. Gordon Klingenchmitt is part-televangelist, part-politician and full-on, right-wing firebrand. Dr. Chaps, as his TV persona is called, […]...

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June 29, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Republican coup punishes Rep. Ken Buck for his ‘no’ votes on ‘Obamatrade’

While Colorado’s political community is watching the alleged coup that attempted to remove state GOP Chair Steve House from his position, another coup is heating […]...

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June 24, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Confederate and American flags burned at Denver anti-racist rally

“If he was black, he’d be dead. You better believe it,” Denver civil rights activist Virgil Robinson said about Dylann Roof — the young white […]...

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June 24, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

What you should know about Colorado’s new Supreme Court judge

Gov. John Hickenlooper today named Judge Richard Gabriel of the Colorado Court of Appeals as the newest member of the Colorado Supreme Court. Gabriel, 53, […]...

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June 23, 2015 Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Wiretap

Updated: District Attorney, federal attorney deny GOP chairman Steve House filed legal complaints against Attorney General Coffman

Update June 23, 2015 1:24 p.m.: Lawyers for the Colorado GOP are, in fact, in communication with the Denver District Attorney’s office, according to GOP […]...

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June 23, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Gardner and Bennet vote to clear the way for fast-track approval

The U.S. Senate began clearing the way Tuesday for President Obama to move forward with his signature trade deal. The Senate invoked cloture, a vote […]...

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June 23, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

EVENTS

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VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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