November 21, 201713min101
Cotton is the symbol for the second anniversary: According to one website, cotton is both a symbol of increasing strength and an ability to adapt. That seems an appropriate way to describe Colorado’s water plan, which this week hit its second anniversary. The plan, under the oversight of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), is […]

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November 17, 20172min119
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report Friday that looked at which states would be hardest hit if the United States withdraws from the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Chamber has focused most on the hit to American agriculture, should President Trump follow through on his threat to renegotiate or even withdraw from the […]

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November 17, 20173min7580

Alabama Senate candidate and “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore had some controversy-seasoned Colorado support Thursday during a press conference with religious leaders intended to refute the latest allegations of sexual misconduct. Prominent at his side during the presser: controversy lightning rod, former Colorado lawmaker and TV pastor Gordon Klingenschmitt, aka Dr. Chaps.

Klingenschmitt, who served one term in the Colorado General Assembly, was a featured speaker, telling those in attendance that Moore is a man “who does not lie, compared to some of his accusers.”

Klingenschmitt said he met Moore a decade ago when the former judge came to his defense when the government ordered him not to mention Jesus in his official duties. “I followed his example,” Klingenschmitt said.

“This man stood with me. The American people stand with him,” the former lawmaker said.

Moore reportedly was a defense witness for Dr. Chaps in September 2006, when Klingenschmitt was court-martialed for “disobeying an order not to wear his uniform for media appearance.” Klingenschmitt wore his Navy uniform in a protest of Navy regulations that required chaplains to offer “nondenominational prayers except during religious services.”

As a Colorado legislator for two years, he continued to court controversy pushing religious liberty bills he could never get past the Democratic House majority. He made national headlines in 2015 after a pregnant Longmont woman was attacked and had her baby cut from her womb.

“This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb,” Klingenschmitt said on his TV show, “Pray in Jesus Name.”

He compared President Obama to a demon and accused U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder of wanting to join Islamic terrorists and behead Christians.

Klingenschmitt ran for state Senate last year and lost in the GOP primary.

Last month, Klingenschmitt devoted one of his weekly YouTube broadcasts to Moore and his campaign.


November 15, 20175min183
Policies and practices on use of police body cameras in Denver and Aurora fared poorly in a new scorecard issued Tuesday by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. But Colorado Springs did even worse, according to the scorecard. The Leadership Conference, in their report, “The Illusion of Accuracy,” claimed that “by providing first-hand […]

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November 15, 20178min289
The 2017-18 spending spree that Colorado lawmakers and the governor went on, courtesy of a $56.5 million boost in marijuana tax revenues, won’t be repeated in 2018-19, according to an analysis of those revenues presented this week to the Joint Budget Committee. That led some JBC members to warn fellow lawmakers and the governor that […]

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November 14, 20172min1740

Henry Sobanet, the governor’s go-to on the budget, is widely regarded as the best numbers guy in the state when it comes to the budget and to complex financial issues affecting the state budget. Sobanet works equally well with Republicans, having served as budget director for Gov. Bill Owens a decade ago, and in the same role for the past seven years for Gov. John Hickenlooper.