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Energy issues could trip up Western Slope Dems in 2010

A mineral royalty rights meeting that turned ugly in Grand Junction earlier this month is just a small taste of what’s coming for local and state Democrats running for re-election in 2010 on Colorado’s Western Slope, according to one lawmaker.

Natural gas drilling regs stirring heated debate on Western Slope

A dustup between politicians and landowners at an oil and gas royalty owners meeting in Grand Junction last weekend underscores the complexity of the new drilling regulations – and the heated emotions they stir in some mineral-rights holders.

Colorado’s legislative leadership picks could include some surprises

And you thought the election was over? Colorado lawmakers are meeting today to pick new leaders charged with keeping the Capitol running smoothly, and, with Democrat Bernie Buescher unexpectedly out of the picture, a couple of surprises are in store for the donkeys. Over on the Republican side, a reported coup may be in the works.

Wall Street bailout pinch on Farm Bill could sway rural voters...

How small town voters will go for one of two city-slicker presidential candidates may turn not to values or who looks most convincing in a Stetson hat but assurances that rural economic concerns will be among the next administration's tight budget priorities following the massive financial sector bailout by the government last week.

Day in the Life: Rep. Curry Juggles Home and House Duties

She commutes hundreds of miles between home in Gunnison and to the State House in Denver. Plus, she doesn't back away from controversial legislation...

Want to Develop? Find the Water First

Housing developers may have to prove they can provide a sustainable water supply before they can build, if State Rep. Kathleen Curry, D-Gunnison, decides...

Interim Committee Will Look at Coal Tax Funds Recovery

Rep. Kathleen Curry (D-Gunnison), vice-chair of the legislature's interim committee on severance taxes, says that the committee plans to look into recovering the roughly...

Does Colorado Have Too Many Gas Bills?

Club 20, a Western Slope lobbying group and Colorado Oil and Gas Association, a trade group that promotes the industry, have something in common....

Rep. “Meter Maid” Curry Proposes New Gas Regs

Consider this: You get to read your own natural gas meter and notify Xcel how much energy you have used for the month. Xcel...