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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 8, 201721min443

“We know historic preservation has a positive economic impact to our state,” Steve Turner, the state historic preservation officer and executive director of History Colorado, told the several hundred preservation experts, community leaders and property owners gathered on Friday at the Colorado Convention Center for the Saving Places Conference. Then, pointing to preservation projects across the state, he added, “We can look at these case examples and see it has a positive impact on the quality of life in our communities, too.”


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Rachael WrightRachael WrightJanuary 5, 201713min343

Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman … The Colorado Supreme Court had been mulling over the Legislature's gambling restrictions for elected officials passed six years earlier. The Colorado Supreme Court in a unanimous decision, declared constitutional a law prohibiting elected, municipal officials of Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek as well as county commissioners of Teller and Gilpin Counties from holding a direct or indirect interest in a limited gaming license. The Legislature had formulated the idea and gotten Gov. Roy Romer to sign off on it in May 1991 as part of the Colorado Limited Gaming Act, which had been spawned by the voters' desire to extend and expand gambling in the Colorado gaming towns under Amendment 50. The Legislature's measure then winded its way through the judiciary, taking over five-and-a-half years to reach the Colorado Supreme Court.


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Chris StifflerChris StifflerJuly 28, 20166min441

When it comes to Colorado’s marijuana tax revenue, there’s a widespread misconception that we can now just pay all of our bills with pot money. My organization, which gives many presentations about the state budget across Colorado, hears this almost every time we visit a community. What do you mean the state has budget difficulties? The state’s rolling in the dough because of marijuana. Isn’t it?