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The environment's relationship to the economy is a key theme for Sal Pace, minority leader in the Colorado House, as he challenges incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for a seat in Congress. He says Tipton misses the connection.
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics were essentially two winter Olympics - the Vancouver and Whistler Games – separated by a mere 70 miles and an unnecessarily difficult mass transit mess that took more than three hours to navigate. The Colorado equivalent would be to shut down Interstate 70 between Denver and the mountain resorts of Summit and Eagle County and invite the world to come enjoy a grueling three-hour bus ride. That's simply an unacceptable scenario if Denver wants to seriously consider hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Colorado played host over the weekend to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who Sean Hannity of Fox News recently called "the second-most hated Republican woman," ranking her as a compliment directly behind former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. On Saturday, Bachmann spoke at the Steamboat Institute's inaugural "Freedom Conference" in Steamboat Springs. And on Monday afternoon, the libertarian-leaning Independence Institute is hosting a Bachmann talk in Denver at the Athletic Club.