Tag Archives: Colorado

Littwin: Is it bigger news that Kennedy won the Dem caucus poll or that Polis lost?

The preference poll from the Democratic caucuses is in, and the takeaways are pretty obvious. It was a great night for Cary Kennedy, a disappointing […]...

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March 8, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

At Colorado utilities hearing, an overwhelming plea for renewable energy

Farmer and rancher Jan Kochis knows what it’s like to live by the whims of the market. Her farm in Elbert County grows dryland corn, […]...

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February 2, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Dust Up: The Growing Problem Affecting Snowpack and Water Supply

This story was produced by H2O Radio. Listen to the audio, or read the full story below.   Mountain snowfall around the globe is an important […]...

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January 31, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water

Colorado’s oil and gas regulator puts new restrictions on public comments

Next time you want to voice an opinion or concern to state oil and gas regulators, you’ll want to plan ahead. In a notice posted […]...

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January 23, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

What the battle over the Dream Act means for the West

For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth grade, […]...

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January 22, 2018 High Country News, Immigration, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the tiny town […]...

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January 17, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Guest Post: Where the left goes from here

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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January 4, 2018 Guest Posts, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Dozens of gravely ill Coloradans request aid-in-dying medication in policy’s first year

An estimated 45 to 55 terminally ill adults have requested prescriptions for life-ending medication in the year since Colorado voters legalized medical aid-in-dying, advocacy group […]...

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December 14, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

A minimum salary for Colorado teachers? State officials may ask lawmakers to consider it.

As part of a broad plan to increase the volume of high-quality teachers in Colorado, state officials are considering asking lawmakers to take the bold […]...

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November 22, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Analysis: What a new report on climate science portends for the West

The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future. […]...

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November 13, 2017 Environment/Energy, High Country News, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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A candidate’s secret spending in the governor’s race highlights Colorado’s unique money-in-politics enforcement laws

Erik Underwood, a Democrat running in the wide race for governor, is drawing attention for his secret spending on the race. The media tech entrepreneur […]

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