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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.