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A letter from our publisher

Dear readers, This is the first of my columns as publisher of The Colorado Independent, and I’d like to introduce myself. I have lived in Colorado...

Bennet in letter to EPA warns of ‘potential toxic effects’ of...

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Friday sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 administrator Jim Martin reminding him that the “EPA needs to be especially mindful of the adverse health effects that past uranium booms have had on workers.”

Maes backers question Tancredo’s conservative principles

Some “concerned citizens” from Northeast Colorado sent an “open letter” to American Constitution Party gubernatorial nominee Tom Tancredo Monday. The Colorado Independent was able to reach one of those people, and Maureen Paterson described herself as a supporter of Republican nominee Dan Maes and a past Republican delegate to the state assembly. “We are mostly just concerned about Tom Tancredo,” she said.

Top economists urge lawmakers to shun deficit slashing policies

Today, more than 300 economists and policy experts released a letter warning that “the still-fragile economic recovery will be undercut by austerity economics of...

Pitkin County seeks drilling ban in White River National Forest

Pitkin County, neighbor to the much more heavily drilled Garfield County, clearly has a different agenda when it comes to natural gas production. The...

Calls for Salazar’s head coming from both left and right

You know you’re having a bad month or two at the office when the calls for your head are coming from both the left...

Bennet’s public option supporters mystified by Udall’s ‘weird’ silence

A trio of groups that has been rallying support for the public option health insurance plan is puzzled over the fact the Colorado Democratic...

Poll: Bennet right on the public option; Norton wrong

U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton railed against Sen. Michael Bennet this week for a letter he wrote in favor of passing health reform legislation...

The Polis public-option letter and its supporters

Colorado U.S. Rep. Jared Polis drafted a letter with fellow Democratic freshman Chellie Pingree, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to revisit the Senate...

Bold Polis strategy to pass a public option gains momentum

Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis's bold move to pass health reform legislation that would include a public health insurance option has gained significant support in the week since he first began circulating among lawmakers and on the web a letter that he co-authored with Maine Democrat Chellie Pingree outlining the idea. Polis sent the letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today with the signatures of 120 Representatives attached.