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COPO BEST OF THE WEEK: Fallout from Lt. Gov. pick, big bird battle and more

Author: Mark Harden - July 13, 2018 - Updated: July 13, 2018

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Here’s our recap of some of our best stories of the week from the Colorado Politics staff.


Lang Sias, front, responds to questions after he was introduced as the running mate for Republican nominee to seek Colorado’s governorship, Walker Stapleton, back, at a news conference July 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

> Stapleton picks Rep. Lang Sias as GOP running mate

> Sias’ bid for lieutenant governor moves race for House seat to competitive

> COVER STORY: Battle brews across the West over sage-grouse protections

> COVER STORY 2: Sage-grouse conflict is fiercest in neighboring states

> State Sen. Marble sues Colorado ethics commission over decision

> INSIGHTS: Will candidates talk differently after primary?

> Campaign finance violation cited against CU regent candidate

> Sex-harassment panel starts work at Colorado Capitol

> Crow sets 6th CD record, tops $1 million in quarterly fundraising

> Colo.’s draft rules on cannabis inhalers, suppositories draw lively debate

> Lefty scribe flags Republican Stapleton on wife’s pay

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. (iStock, Getty Images)

> Education-tax backers are 1st to file petition signatures for Nov. ballot

> TRAIL MIX | Is it time for independent candidates to shine?

> BLM delays oil & gas lease sales planned east of Great Sand Dunes

> Colorado’s Tipton wants to open more federal land for livestock grazing

> Clock is ticking on Republicans in Congress

> Capitol M: Week ending July 13, 2018

> ENDORSEMENT WATCH | Weiser, Brauchler divvy up AG backers

> Dougco commissioner will quack a little longer as a lame duck

> 35 unaffiliated, RTD candidates file for Colorado ballot

> Report: Colorado is this year’s least energy-expensive state — almost

The White House announced in early May that Ty Cobb would be departing the Trump legal team in the Russia investigation at the end of the month. (Susan Walsh/The Associated Press)

> Colorado politicos react to Trump’s pick of Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

> NARAL targets Colorado, Gardner with ad blitz to fight Supreme Court pick

> Congressional bill would lower age limit for truck drivers

> Colorado Springs City Council continues secret settlements; legislators call foul

> Aurora OKs first step for condo high-rise

> Aurora will ask voters whether to keep its photo red-light program

> PHOTOS: Ex-Trump probe attorney with Colo. ties rocks out to punk band

> Denver needs to spend more for bike, pedestrian projects, group says

Mark Harden

Mark Harden

Mark Harden is managing editor of Colorado Politics. He previously was news director at the Denver Business Journal; city editor, online news editor, state editor, national editor and popular music critic at The Denver Post; and an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Seattle area and San Francisco.