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Union Pacific Railroad to pay $1.5 million for oil, coal spills,...

Union Pacific Railroad Company will pay $1.5 million for six alleged oil spills in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming and for three coal spills in Colorado, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today.

Ritter names King to head up Department of Natural Resources

The Ritter administration Wednesday tapped Department of Natural Resources deputy director Mike King to take over for DNR executive director Jim Martin, who was...

Ritter administration’s Martin named regional head of EPA

Jim Martin, named just last fall to head the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, has been appointed regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Praise for Martin pick at DNR; Obama Colorado College connection continues

Members of Colorado’s environmental community liked the selection Monday by Gov. Bill Ritter of Jim Martin, head of the Department of Public Health and...

CDPHE head Martin takes over for Sherman as natural resources director

Gov. Bill Ritter Monday announced Jim Martin, head of the Department of Public Health and Environment, will take over for Harris Sherman as executive...

Former CU Regent calls David Skaggs the clear choice for CSU...

Sen. Wayne Allard has floated his name out there. State Rep. Bernie Buescher says he’d do it. Perennial college presidential favorite Hank Brown has been mentioned. And now former Republican CU Regent Jim Martin is promoting the man he thinks is the obvious choice to lead Colorado State University: former congressman and current executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education David Skaggs.

After the GOP bloodbath, a call for a new party

Jim Martin thinks his former Republican Party is beyond redemption. After sustaining years of abuse from the rigid right of his party, the colorful former elected at-large University of Colorado regent of 12 years dropped the “R” after his name 14 days before the United States invaded Iraq. Recently resurfaced after laying low for a few years, Martin, an attorney from Boulder, is floating a new idea: Leave the dogmatists behind and launch a third party in Colorado.
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