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Koch family feud finds common ground in funding for Tipton

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch don't often see eye to eye with youngest brother Bill. On at least two things, though, they share common ground: A love for Colorado and an eagerness to fund Rep. Scott Tipton's campaigns.

Pro snow riders bumming out over GOP’s assault on the EPA...

A trio of professional snow shredders are charging the biggest hill in Washington, D.C., this week. Their message: Congress is getting too radical on Capitol Hill.

Inhofe endorses Perry, who calls for less regulation of Wall Street...

One of the world's premier global warming deniers, Sen. James Inhofe, R-OK, Monday endorsed Rick Perry for president. Colorado politics watchers may remember it was shortly before last November's election that Inhofe came to Colorado to engage in some joint campaigning with senate candidate Ken Buck.

Something stinks in the climate change debate

No wonder global warming has Al Gore so hot under the collar. His harangue against climate change deniers induced a frenzy of conservative chest-pounding last week wherein Fox News and the usual suspects swore his scatological sermon must be a symptom of dementia. They went on to spew the same misleading memes the ex-vice president decried in Aspen.

AUDIO: Al Gore calling out dissenters on climate change

Friday, The Colorado Independent wrote about Al Gore's Aspen speech, but we had technical difficulties in posting the audio. Those difficulties have been overcome, and you can listen here.

Charles Wyly killed in Aspen car crash

Charles Wyly, a billionaire who bankrolled the Bushes and the Doles, died in his Porsche Targa on the outskirts of Aspen Sunday after he was broadsided on Highway 82 by a sport utility vehicle.

From one Aspen extreme to another

They say if you don't like Colorado's weather, just wait a few minutes. Sometimes the same can be said of its politics. In Aspen, the partisan winds have been blowing from right to left recently. One moment Texas Gov. Rick Perry is stumping in front of a room full of Republican fat cats for a potential presidential bid. The next thing you know first lady Michelle Obama is kicking off her shoes and wiggling her toes in Aspen Skiing Co. Managing Partner Jim Crown's lawn, raising money for her husband's 2012 campaign.

Bear-human confrontations beginning to pick up in Colorado

A bear that attacked a teenage camper in Twin Lakes earlier this month is among just a few that the Colorado Division of Wildlife has had to put down this year — a far cry from the last couple of years. Last year, wildlife officers killed 80 bears mostly due to hot, dry conditions that forced scores of the animals into urbanized areas in southeastern Colorado.

Obama mines riches of Aspen in re-election bid

Barack Obama's reelection campaign is off to a strong start, thanks in no small part to Aspen Skiing Company managing partner Jim Crown, who raised tens of thousands of dollars for the president.

Aspen looking underground for clean energy source

The city of Aspen is planning to drill a hole 1,000 feet deep in a gravel parking lot this fall to explore whether there is enough heat underground to provide affordable and sustainable carbon-neutral energy.
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