Tracee BentleyTracee BentleyOctober 11, 20185min6990

Extreme to its very core, this measure – which would put 94 percent of private land  in the top five oil and natural gas producing counties off limits to new energy development — has drawn bipartisan opposition from all corners of the state. Opponents include both majority party candidates for Colorado governor, Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton, as well as unions and chambers of commerce and rural and urban communities and their elected leaders.

State lawmakers are ready to crack down on something that might not be a problem at all in Colorado — that law enforcement might be taking more than they’re entitled to when criminals forfeit property. “I think it’s more about transparency … than anything else, making sure we focus on everything being reported, so we can […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 2, 201714min392

Establishing a broadband office to help bring reliable, accessible and affordable internet access to rural Colorado won't cost state government very much in terms of ongoing costs, and the economic benefits could greatly help local communities and the state, according to officials in the governor's Office of Information Technology. The broadband office was announced by Gov. John Hickenlooper in his Jan. 12 State of the State address, with a goal of helping the state get from 70 to 85 percent broadband internet coverage in the next two years and 100 percent coverage by 2020.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 25, 201613min481

Just under 1,000 acres of scenic valley land on the west side of Lakewood and north of Morrison, described as one of the last such areas in metro Denver, could see millions of cubic feet of commercial and residential development over the next 20 years, according to a proposed master plan revision. It is adjacent to Dinosaur Ridge, where a local citizens group is preparing to protest a planned car dealership that would displace a visitors center and be a "blight" on the Front Range.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 14, 201610min305

Besides the $232 million capital improvement program budget that drives the majority of the infrastructure repair, maintenance and expansion in the City and County of Denver, City Council was set to approve budgets of more than $15 million for a dozen business improvement and nine local maintenance districts scattered across the city's commercial areas.