Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir oversees Colorado Politics’ media outreach, including its blog and newsletter. A longtime journalist and 25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, a Gazette editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.


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Recent Posts by Dan Njegomir

Colorado honors history-making, groundbreaking Tuskegee Airmen

They served their country with dedication and valor in the skies over Europe during World War II — at a time when their country wouldn’t even serve them a meal in a whites-only restaurant. The now-renowned Tuskegee Airmen have inspired subsequent generations of Americans, not only by displaying the kind of selfless patriotism shown by so many other Americans during the war […]

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Droning in on Colorado’s wildfires in advance of warmer, drier weather

They’re used in war and in peace, in espionage, in sports coverage and just for fun. Now, some state lawmakers want to use drones to fight Colorado wildfires and help in other emergencies. The bipartisan House Bill 1070, which unanimously passed the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee this week after having been approved […]

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Denver Chamber gives thumbs up and down on pending bills

The latest stands on business-related issues for the week — from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber supports: Public Utilities Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicles (HB17-1232) Agency Discretion Enforcing Rules Small Business (HB17-1270) Automated Driving Motor Vehicles (SB17-213) The Chamber opposes: Oil and Gas Facilities Distance from School Property (HB17-1256)

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Revamped public-records mediation gets OK of full House

The plain reality is that public agencies aren’t always going to cooperate with the public’s requests to take a look at public records. Sure, it’s all ultimately the public’s business, but that doesn’t mean the public custodians of those records are always going to think releasing them is in the public’s interest. OK, we’re biased toward […]

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Q&A w/Bob Schaffer: From politician to principal, he has embraced every calling

Students at Liberty Common High School in Fort Collins may not be aware their principal once served in Congress, and they would be downright impressed to learn the president of the United States himself — not this one; a previous one — actually asked him to seek another term in office. But Bob Schaffer moved on, […]

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Bill to tackle rural teacher shortage runs into union roadblock

Just as one bill to study teacher shortages around the state is making its way through the legislature, another one that actually would do something about it was throttled in the cradle this week by its own author, state Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida, after he couldn’t get enough support. As Chalkbeat Colorado’s Nicholas Garcia reports, Wilson’s House Bill […]

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RNC puts on a full-court press for Gorsuch — and calls out Bennet

The Republican National Committee announced today a Facebook ad campaign urging Colorado senior Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to “commit to an up-or-down vote” on the Senate’s pending confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The campaign is part of a six-figure, nationwide effort, “…supporting important Republican agenda items shaping the first 100 days […]

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