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Durango’s Ellen Roberts concerned about election-year politics during legislative session

Durango’s Ellen Roberts concerned about election-year politics during legislative session

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: State Senate president pro tem Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, says she’s focused on lowering healthcare costs in this…

GOP, Dem lawmakers differ dramatically on how to kick start Western Slope economy

GOP, Dem lawmakers differ dramatically on how to kick start Western Slope economy

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: While Colorado’s economy continues its solid rebound along the state’s Front Range, areas of the Western Slope…

Group floats 11 possible oil and gas drilling ballot questions

Group floats 11 possible oil and gas drilling ballot questions

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: An anti-fracking group last month submitted 11 potential ballot initiatives to the Colorado Legislative Council — the…

Ballot battle over local control of oil and gas drilling looms as legislature wrings hands

Ballot battle over local control of oil and gas drilling looms as legislature wrings hands

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: The highly contentious debate over whether Colorado cities and towns can control oil and gas drilling within…

Colorado Supreme Court rebuffs governor in dispute with attorney general over EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Colorado Supreme Court rebuffs governor in dispute with attorney general over EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday denied a petition by Gov. John Hickenlooper questioning the legality of…

Beaver Creek opens more lifts, terrain as more winter weather looms

Beaver Creek opens more lifts, terrain as more winter weather looms

It really doesn’t get much better than this: super-sunny weather for the Birds of Prey downhill on Friday, Dec. 4, a quick blast of snow on Saturday just in time…

Colorado congressional delegation deeply divided on Planned Parenthood attack

Colorado congressional delegation deeply divided on Planned Parenthood attack

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Springs Republican who has represented the city in the state’s Fifth…

Vail opening up Back Bowls on Thursday

Vail opening up Back Bowls on Thursday

It’s barely December and Vail is already opening its Back Bowls. The resort reported 6.5 feet of snow in November, allowing mountain operation crews to open parts of Sun Up…

Ghosts of Summitville hover over ‘Good Samaritan,’ re-mining solution to Gold King

Ghosts of Summitville hover over ‘Good Samaritan,’ re-mining solution to Gold King

Editor’s note: A version of this story first ran in The Colorado Statesman: Mention the practice of re-mining to anyone familiar with Colorado mining history, and the specter of a…

Bennet disagrees with Obama on ‘over-hyped’ Keystone XL rejection

Bennet disagrees with Obama on ‘over-hyped’ Keystone XL rejection

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat facing reelection next year, stood behind his vote earlier this year…