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Curry concedes, intends to keep pursuing non-partisan politics

Three-term incumbent Kathleen Curry finally threw in the towel in her write-in state House bid Wednesday afternoon, conceding to Democrat Roger Wilson but vowing...

SD16, HD61 still up in the air as vote counting continues

The balance of power isn’t likely to change, but a few Colorado state legislative races are still up in the air nearly a week after last Tuesday’s midterm elections. Votes are still being counted in Senate District 16 and House District 61, where legal maneuvering has been intense.

Curry still has a pulse in state House District 61 race

Independent state lawmaker Kathleen Curry, a rare write-in incumbent, is still hopeful she won’t have to give up her seat in the state House...

Republican concedes to both independent Curry, Democrat Wilson in HD61

Republican Luke Korkowski has conceded Colorado's closely watched state House District 61 race ... but the question is, to whom? Unofficial tallies put Democrat Roger Wilson of Missouri Heights out in front with 9,495 votes, followed by independent, incumbent write-in Kathleen Curry with 9,003 and Korkowski with 8,892.

‘Tasteless’ campaign mailers flying fast and furious from Aspen to Adams...

The executive director of Colorado Conservation Voters has two words for a new mailer that features the face of state Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass, superimposed over the body of Donald Trump: “poor taste. It is an obvious leading candidate for the most tasteless piece of mail so far in the 2010 election cycle,” CCV’s Pete Maysmith said Thursday. “It's over the top and in poor taste.” A wave of other mailers, fliers and attack ads are being blasted by Democrats, Republicans and independents alike in the final weeks before the Nov. 2 general election.

Coal, gas clash has House race smoldering on Western Slope

The political ramifications of Gov. Bill Ritter’s “New Energy Economy” are likely to energize at least one state House race on the Western Slope, where coal mining and natural gas production are now at odds over the governor’s Clean Air Clean Jobs Act. In the south, sprawling House District 61 includes heavy coal mining along the North Fork of the Gunnison River, and in the north the district includes the eastern reaches of Garfield County’s mega gas patch.

Curry courts unaffiliated voters in high-profile write-in campaign

Kathleen Curry, a three-term state representative from Gunnison, hopes to spark an independent revolution on Colorado’s Western Slope with her write-in candidacy for House District 61 in November.

GarCo board plays drilling-rules roulette; Houpt weighs run for Curry seat

Colorado oil and gas industry officials continue to fall back on new state drilling regulations to fend off more county or federal scrutiny, even...