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Polis takes progressive health message to a conservative corner

EDWARDS — The question put to Congressman Jared Polis by a man at Wednesday’s health-care town hall in Edwards drew a loud cheer from the majority of clearly conservative mountain-dwellers feeling disenfranchised by the ultra-liberal freshman Democrat from Boulder.

Minturn mayor not worried over suspended resort development

MINTURN — Mayor Gordon “Hawkeye” Flaherty is not at all concerned that a proposed private ski and golf development south of his town of 1,200 may never get off the ground due to the languishing mountain real estate market, nor is he waiting on “a pot of money” from the developer to address the struggling former railroad town’s sagging infrastructure.

Humor of Polis ‘Colbert Report’ segment lost on Post reporter

Apparently somebody forgot to tell the Denver Post that Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central is satire. Initially acknowledging the “TV funnyman” is a...

Trouble in paradise: foreclosures rise to new Rocky Mountain highs

It took a little longer, but the bursting of the real estate bubble across the country over the last two years is now ravaging...

Wildfire fuels debate on state versus national roadless rules

VAIL — A small but scary wildfire that broke out in the national forest above West Vail Friday afternoon perfectly underscored the ongoing debate between the state’s Department of Natural Resources and environmentalists over Colorado’s controversial roadless rule.

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...

Land trusts struggle to preserve open space in tough economic times

Land trusts around the state are being squeezed by the recession, bad publicity from over-valued parcels and the perception that conservation easements are scams...

Things are tough all over, unless you’re a snitch in Vail

Colorado's unemployment rate might be at a 20-year high, but the sheriff's department in posh Eagle County is hiring people "who hang out with crooks," The Denver Post's Kirk Mitchell notices. "Drug use and criminal record"? No problem, according to a help-wanted ad placed last week in the Vail Daily seeking stool pigeons in the ski community.

GOP chair candidate Tom Stone put his partisan brand on Eagle...

Before Republican Realtor Tom Stone rode into town in 1998, Eagle County was a largely nonpartisan place, leaning more to the right, but a difficult place to tell the Dems and the members of the GOP apart.

Stone throws in against Wadhams in contest for state GOP chairman

Former Eagle County Commissioner Tom Stone announced Friday morning he plans to challenge Dick Wadhams in next month's election for chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. Running on a platform to modernize the state GOP and "work smarter and not just harder," Stone unveiled a campaign Web site with a manifesto proposing to update the party's message "while not changing our principles."
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