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8 takeaways from Colorado’s first U.S. Senate debate Saturday night

Three of the five candidates who will be on Colorado’s ballot for U.S. Senate sparred during an at-times entertaining debate in Grand Junction Saturday...

Libertarian misses her chance in first Colorado US Senate debate by...

  An influential business group in Colorado has told the Libertarian Party’s nominee, Lily Tang Williams, she will not be included in a much-anticipated U.S. Senate...

In first guv debate, Hick wobbles but wins the middle

Gov. John Hickenlooper had been doing well until the candidate-to-candidate cross examination period arrived a little more than midway through Saturday night's Western Slope Club 20 debates.

Western Slope Club 20 debates kick-off final-stretch election campaigns

  The 61-year-old Western Slope advocacy group Club 20 is hosting its election-year candidate debates this weekend in Grand Junction. The event will draw a...

Challenger Pace says Tipton threatens recreation-based economies

The environment's relationship to the economy is a key theme for Sal Pace, minority leader in the Colorado House, as he challenges incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for a seat in Congress. He says Tipton misses the connection.

Hickenlooper tabs Reeves Brown for Local Affairs

Governor-elect John Hickenlooper today appointed Reeves Brown to head the Department of Local Affairs. He named Ellen Golombek director of the Department of Labor and Employment.

Breakaway members say Club 20 ‘taken over by oil and gas...

Club 20, the Western Slope lobbying group formed 56 years ago to give the largely rural area a stronger political voice in Denver, is starting to see some dissent from members who feel energy interests are taking over the organization.

Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting

Note to the Obama campaign: John McCain handed you political gold when he said we should renegotiate the Colorado River Compact. Failing to use that in a Grand Junction TV spot, or at the very least on radio, would constitute political malpractice of the highest order. This could swing the Western Slope to enough to win state-wide.

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Udall booed by some at Club 20 debate in Grand Junction

Political fireworks punctuated a meeting of the Western Slope advocacy group Club 20 in Grand Junction over the weekend, with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Udall being booed by some audience members who were clearly more supportive of his Republican opponent, Bob Schaffer, according to the Grand Junction Free Press.

Members Claim Club 20 Controlled by Oil and Gas

Ponytailed, liberal and a member of the Green Party, San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes served for 10 years on the board of...