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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinJuly 30, 20169min920

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Colorado on Friday and said he supports the practice of hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells. But he also favors the ability of communities to ban the practice, known as fracking. In an interview with KUSA-TV's Brandon Rittiman, Trump said he favors fracking, but understands that some areas may not want to have it nearby.


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Michael McGradyMichael McGradyJune 11, 20163min311

Jan Kulmann, a city councilor of Thornton’s Ward 4, who was facing a recall effort from anti-fracking group, North Metro Neighbors for Safe Energy, will not be subject to a recall election this year. According to the Denver Business Journal, the effort from North Metro Neighbors group has all but “fizzled,” out. In an e-mail to The Statesman, Todd Barnes, the City of Thornton’s communication director, indicated that the petitioners failed to submit a petition by the city’s May 31 deadline. “We have no information as to how short — if they were even short — the number of necessary signatures because nothing was submitted. We received nothing,” Barnes’ e-mail indicated.



Jared WrightJared WrightApril 5, 20163min322

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright @_JaredWright_ DENVER — Good morning — another big political Tuesday on the 2016 campaign trail today. A potential Colorado GOP bellwether, the polls are open in Wisconsin for the Democratic and Republican primary elections with Ted Cruz the narrowly favored Republican to win over Donald Trump in The Badger State. Cruz is currently polling with 41.2 percent of the vote to Trump's 38.2 percent and John Kasich's 21.0 percent. Meanwhile, Trump claims he will have a big victory. Bernie Sanders is also polling narrowly ahead of Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, 49.3 percent to 45.8 percent. Today's primary results will likely set the tone for Colorado's GOP delegate selection this Friday and Saturday, where 28 more delegates will be selected to go to Cleveland in July as a contested GOP convention becomes more and more likely. Also today, some of the GOP U.S. Senate candidates will appear in their first televised debate tonight (more on that below). ''People will pay a price for putting political obstruction over progress in a time that is so critical and urgent." — Tim Kain Now, your substrata feed straight from Colorado's politics pipeline: