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A coalition of groups in and around Carbondale is proposing a settlement to reimburse companies who own natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide area in exchange for retiring 43 leases currently in question and protecting the area from future energy development there.
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.
Many Democrats are standing behind concerns raised by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb last week after Webb said that Republican members of the Colorado Reapportionment Commission were playing it fast and loose with constitutional requirements when redrawing the state legislative boundaries.