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SD 16 candidate Leonard brings far-right baggage to key state Senate...

State Senate District 16 candidate Tim Leonard shocked the mainstream Republican Party and a lot of Democrats when he trounced moderate 5th Judicial District Attorney Mark Hurlbert at the GOP’s SD 16 assembly back in May. Portraying himself as pro-business and anti-big-government, Leonard seemingly rode a tea party wave of disaffection to a 71 to 29 percent victory over Hurlbert, who had the backing of mainstream Republicans like state Sen. Al White and Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry.

SD16 candidate touts Winter Olympic bid to fix I-70 gridlock

Government officials from Vail to the Front Range foothills agree it will take an Olympian effort to fix winter weekend skier traffic snarls and summer tourism gridlock on Interstate 70 between Denver and Colorado’s most popular mountain resorts. But with a price tag of $9 billion for high-speed rail from Denver to Vail, some observers say it will literally take the Winter Olympics coming to Colorado to secure the federal and state funds needed to make the rail solution a reality.

Highway funding fix still a tea party favorite with no solutions...

Given the current political environment and ongoing sluggishness of the economy, there’s been virtually no appetite on either side of the aisle to talk...

‘Kobe DA’ Hurlbert reportedly petitioning onto Senate District 16 ballot

Mark Hurlbert, who will forever be known as the “Kobe DA” for his unsuccessful prosecution of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on sexual assault charges...

I-70 left-lane lollygaggers targeted; ‘zipper lanes’ bill clears committee

In the current dismal economic climate there are no big-picture transportation-funding fixes for Colorado’s crumbling system of roads and bridges, no high-speed transit solution...

Udall blasts delay tactics of Senate GOP

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall Wednesday blasted the "obstructionist" tactics of Republicans angered by the passage of health care reform who are crippling the legislative process using an obscure rule to block hearings on Democrat-sponsored bills.

Udall beetle-kill meeting canceled by bitter Republicans

Republicans angered over the passage of health care legislation Sunday have blocked a hearing scheduled by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall for this afternoon on how...

Penry, no longer a candidate, still free to dole out bad...

State Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry in running for governor drew sharp critiques in the media for making unsupported allegations and baldly stretching facts...

Roads required for battling beetle kill epidemic, but is it worth...

One of the biggest loopholes conservationists want closed in Colorado’s revised roadless rule released by the state Monday is an exception for logging roads...

Beetle kill on the Hill; Colorado lawmakers make funding case in...

Two state lawmakers from mountain districts are working Capitol Hill the next couple of days in a bid to get the federal government to find some funds to fight the growing mountain pine beetle infestation that has laid waste to more than 2 million acres of Colorado forest. State Rep. Christin Scanlan, D-Dillon, and state Sen. Dan Gibbs, D-Silverthorne, whose districts have been ravaged by the rice-sized bugs, testified before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands Tuesday that resulting wildfires could knock out the nation’s electrical grid and spoil water supplies for millions of downstream consumers in other states.