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

Adams State nets dubious distinction: ‘Speech Code of the Month’

A campus free speech advocate and political-correctness watchdog has conferred a backhanded laurel on Colorado’s own Adams State University. The Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, announced this week it has bestowed its facetious “Speech Code of the Month” distinction upon the Alamosa-based higher-ed institution for what FIRE deems its over-reaching sexual-harassment policy. In a press release […]

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Conservative think tank petitions public: No more 4/20 rallies

Colorado Christian University’s onboard think tank, the unflinchingly conservative Centennial Institute, is circulating a petition that seeks to make last week’s annual “4/20” pot fest in downtown Denver the city’s last. The online petition reads: Denver’s 4/20 rallies have become unsafe, flaunting blatant illegal activity, and trashing a national historic landmark, and with incidents of knife […]

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Fracking foe, dogged by his comments, past, says, ‘I’m not the story here’

Andrew O’Connor’s business card says “Attorney at Law,” but his true calling these days seems to be fracktivist — a label he doesn’t reject. After all, he may well be Colorado’s most notorious anti-fracking activist at the moment. He got a national media mention last week for a recent letter to the editor published — and then hastily […]

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House Dems advance paid-leave bill — toward certain doom in GOP Senate

When the Senate GOP’s kill committee shot down a House Democratic bill last month mandating unpaid leave for workers in the private sector, they probably didn’t think they’d get another bite at the apple. You know, a chance to reconsider their opposition to such policies? As it turns out, they are being given just such an opportunity — another leave […]

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Hagedorn’s hat is back in the ring — this time, for Aurora City Council

Not long ago, we caught up with former state lawmaker and all-around political presence Bob Hagedorn via our Q&A feature. Hagedorn — a Democrat who spent 16 years representing Aurora in both chambers of Colorado’s General Assembly, from 1992 to 2008 — brought us up to speed on his latest endeavors: advancing Aurora’s budding arts scene and helping reinvigorate the […]

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A boost for the ‘heart and soul’ of southern Colorado’s Steel City

Resilient Pueblo has seen good times and bad as well as everything in between. Throughout it all, the city’s fortunes have hinged significantly on its fabled steel mill, the onetime Colorado Fuel & Iron company that today is known as Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel. What was good for the mill almost always has been good for the […]

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It’ll be hemp, hemp, hooray once legislation turns on the spigot

Senate Bill 117, which won final approval from the entire legislature this week, will keep federal water flowing to Colorado’s hemp crop even amid broader differences between the Centennial State and Washington over drug policy. A Senate GOP press release says the measure, introduced by Montrose Republican Sen. Don Coram, “…ensures that Washington can’t deny hemp growers access to water […]

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