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ProgressNow, others ask Obama to protect Colorado lands

DENVER - ProgressNow Colorado and allies in the Monumental West campaign today presented President Barack Obama's campaign field office in Denver with hundreds of Colorado signatures to a letter requesting he support the protection of Browns Canyon and Chimney Rock.

Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

DENVER — Colorado's 2012 Legislature may not have achieved greatness. It may not have risen above partisan divide to solve complex problems and unify a state. It may not have addressed the state's economic malaise or found a way to reliably fund education for the long term.

Coors launches less government, more god congressional campaign

LAKEWOOD-- Joe Coors Jr., 69, great grandson of 19th-century beer-magnate Adolph Coors, formally announced today that he is running to unseat Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter, who is now serving his third term in Colorado's seventh district.

Hancock issues statement: Protesters vow to continue

Mayor Michael Hancock today issued the following statement regarding the arrest of at least 24 people in Lincoln Park this morning:

Colorado energy-policy protesters, counter protesters find common ground

LONGMONT-- The right and left protesters and counter-protesters gathered here off a sprawling suburban four-lane road and around a wall-less field house at the Boulder County Fairgrounds agreed on at least two things: that the group hosting the gathering, Americans for Prosperity, is suffering an image problem and that government subsidies to oil and gas companies have got to end.

Koch Brothers Beaver Creek retreat to be met by protesters

Word that a retreat hosted by conservative mega-donors Charles and David Koch is coming to Colorado, has spurred activists across the state into action. Colorado Common Cause, Progress Now, Moveon.org, and others plan to meet and protest in Beaver Creek, Sunday morning.

VIDEO: How to fix the Colorado budget? Talk about it

Now that this year's legislative session is safely behind us, maybe it's time to talk about the state budget. That, anyway, seems to be the premise behind a video released today by the Bell Policy Center and ProgressNow Colorado.

Sec of State Gessler lands on legislative ‘loser’ lists for voter...

As the architect and main lobbyist for a failed voter ID bill, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is landing on "losers" lists for the just-wrapped 2011 state legislative session. He ranked number five loser on the lefty activist ProgressNow list brought out last week and this morning rated a photo and a brief write up in the Denver Post legislative losers column.

Carroll: Lawmakers could still address conflict issues raised by SOS Gessler

Colorado State Senator Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said she missed an opportunity to head off the controversy now surrounding newly elected Secretary of State Scott Gessler. Carroll had been weighing whether or not to introduce legislation that would have set strict disclosure laws for the secretary of state's office in particular and tightened state worker conflict-of-interest laws in general. She didn't introduce that bill but that doesn't mean a legislative response to the Gessler controversy is off the table, she said.

Uncoordinated (or how the Colorado Independent reported the Buck rape story)

No real reporter likes to be the subject of a story he or she has written, but that is where some part of the...