Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirMarch 26, 201818min853

For once, Dick Wadhams had a wound that wasn't inflicted by his adversaries. The legendary Republican political strategist, two-time Colorado GOP state chair, decades-long veteran of campaign combat and, when needed, bare-knuckled brawler was taking his usual walk along a lake near his house the other day when he slipped on some ice. He fell and broke his arm.


Steve SokolikSteve SokolikNovember 29, 201625min352

Built in 1908 by Colorado Pioneer Walter Cheeseman, purchased by Colorado leader Claude Boettcher in 1923 and used by some of the state’s governors since 1960, the Colorado Governor's Residence, also known as "Colorado's Home" is an incredibly beautiful historic landmark. For the fourth year, professional design teams consisting of members of the American Society of Interior Designers Colorado Chapter (ASID) converged on the residence to decorate six rooms for the holidays. To showcase their work, the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund is offering the public free tours of the mansion Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 8-11 and Dec. 15-18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The residence fund wants to present the public with an opportunity to visit “Colorado's Home” and celebrate the global holiday traditions of Colorado’s Sister Cities. This year’s theme? “Colorado's Kith and Kin” (Friends & Relatives).


Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 15, 201613min323

Ten Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was joined by Lakewood Mayor Steve Burkholder, Fort Collins Mayor Doug Hutchinson, Colorado Forum director Gail Klapper, former Colorado State University president Al Yates and others to unveil the Colorado Climate Project, aimed at developing a plan to reduce the state’s contribution and vulnerability to a climate disrupted by human activities.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 1, 201612min420

Twenty Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Democrats dispelled any preconceptions that their 1996 national convention would mirror “the GOP’s tightly controlled production” that relied on “cheerleading youth to generate enthusiasm and whips to silence dissenters,” The Statesman reported from Chicago, where delegates nominated Bill Clinton and Al Gore for a second term and controversial first lady Hillary Clinton took center stage.


David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsAugust 2, 201614min409

With the official nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, longtime Democrats and progressive political activists on Colorado’s Western Slope are grappling with the impacts on down-ballot races in a post-Bernie Sanders world. Some candidates and party officials are predicting a Democratic exodus of disaffected Bernie backers to the Green Party, while other say millennial voters will come to their senses and pivot to Clinton once the prospect of GOP nominee Donald Trump becoming president settles in.