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David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsNovember 5, 20179min509
Former Obama field organizer and state legislative policy analyst Dylan Roberts wasn’t planning to jump back into politics after he got his law degree from the University of Colorado and landed a job as a deputy district attorney in Eagle County. Then Trump happened. “I was going to take a break from politics for a […]

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David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsOctober 18, 201711min608
When Eagle County Public Health and Environment director Chris Lindley moved up to the Vail Valley from Denver a few months ago, he was stunned to learn his new home doesn’t have a single bed for people dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues. “Being new to the county and coming up here from […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 5, 201711min297
A dispute between mine owner in Ouray hoping to restart a silver mine and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is now being reviewed by a legislative water committee. Ouray Silver Mines wants to reopen a mine that produces silver, gold, lead and copper and would bring 152 jobs to Ouray County, […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchSeptember 7, 20174min116
Update: Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, provided Colorado Politics a statement Friday morning: “We know transportation is already costing Coloradans billions of dollars a year — $6.8 billion to be exact. That’s what we lose to our deficient roads in lost time, damage to vehicles and lost gas […]

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David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsSeptember 6, 201712min212
Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan spent more than a decade working for the Colorado Department of Public Health before entering politics, but the job change hasn’t meant much of subject change as she continues to focus intensely on runaway healthcare and insurance costs in the mountain-resort communities she represents. “People on the individual market have […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchAugust 21, 20176min84
Sen. Larry Crowder and Kimmi Lewis were all aboard on hemp last session and had no qualms about selling out the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, because the price was right. The Lamar Ledger this weekend provided a thorough accounting of a town hall meeting with the two southern Colorado Republicans last Thursday night at Lamar […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 18, 20173min2350

The progressive Run for Something organization announced this week it's backing several Colorado candidates for municipal office, school boards and legislative seats. The national group, which aims to recruit and support "talented, passionate young people" — up to age 35 —  "who will advocate for progressive values" is getting behind dozens of Democratic candidates in 18 states in its initial round of endorsements, part of what organizers call an effort to build a bench in down-ballot races the traditional party apparatus often ignores.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 29, 20175min3170

Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan, a Democrat serving her second term, announced Friday she's running for the House District 26 seat held by state Rep. Diane Mitsch Busch, who is running for Congress. Ryan joins Eagle County Deputy District Attorney Dylan Roberts, also a Democrat, in the race. The Democrats might have a candidate for the seat by the end of the year, however, because both Ryan and Roberts plan to apply for the vacancy Mitsch Bush has said she'll create when she resigns in November to run full-time against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional District.