Dignitaries unveil plaque depicting crest of USS Colorado nuclear attack submarine at state Capitol
Author: Ernest Luning - March 10, 2018 - Updated: March 11, 2018
Gov. John Hickenlooper unveiled a bronze rendition of the crest of the USS Colorado in a ceremony Friday afternoon at the state Capitol, where the plaque will hang permanently as a reminder that the advanced nuclear attack submarine bears the state's name.
Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.