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Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 5, 20184min358
Colorado politics told you Thursday that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado State University and the National Western Stock Show was about to announce a 13-member board to oversee the $1.1 billion transformation of property at Interstate 70 and Brighton Boulevard. Thursday in the mayor’s office, Hancock and other dignitaries announced the first National Western Center […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 4, 20181min106
Nominees for the board tasked with overseeing the revitalized National Western Center in Denver will be announced Thursday morning in the mayor’s office. The 13-member group, including a full-time president and CEO, will be led by former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia. Members will be introduced by Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado State University President Tony Frank […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchNovember 12, 20173min5800

If you’ve got healthcare issues, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne wants to hear about them. The state’s chief operating officer and a candidate succeed John Hickenlooper as governor is planning a series of “health care town halls” Thursday through Saturday with stops in nine locations across the state.

The first is Thursday evening in Denver, and on Friday Lynne plans to hold town halls in Lamar, Pueblo and Colorado Springs. On Saturday she is in Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs and Silverthorne. She wraps up in Fort Collins and Greeley next Sunday.

Besides access to healthcare, Lynne, a Democrat, will talk and listen about affordability of insurance, the state’s health exchange and Medicaid. Lynne was a Denver-based healthcare executive with Kaiser Permanente when Hickenlooper picked her to be his second-in-command last year, where Joe Garcia stepped down to work for a higher-education organization.

“Together, Gov, Hickenlooper and I have fought to save the Affordable Care Act,” Lynne said in a statement. “It’s not perfect, but we shouldn’t ignore its substantial successes: especially in Colorado. The ACA has allowed the number of uninsured Coloradans to be cut in half and more than half a million Coloradans received coverage through the Affordable Care Act.”

Her campaign noted that the deadline to enroll and obtain financial help for insurance from Colorado’s health exchange is Dec. 15.

“I know that people have a lot of questions and concerns about their health care regardless of how it’s provided, and I want to listen to them, direct them to the right sources for information, and let them know what our plans are for reducing costs and improving care,” Lynne stated.

Space is limited, so those who plan to attend should RSVP by clicking here.

Here is the scheduled:

Thursday

  • Denver, 6 p.m.
    Clinica Tepeyac, 5075 Lincoln St.

Friday

  • Lamar, 10 a.m.
    Lamar City Library, 102 E. Parmenter St.
  • Pueblo, 1 p.m.
    Pueblo Library, Rawlings Branch: 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Bret Kelly Room
  • Colorado Springs, 3:30 p.m.
    Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Saturday

  • Steamboat Springs, 10 a.m.
    522 Lincoln Ave, 3rd Floor, Routt County Commissioners’ Hearing Room
  • Glenwood Springs, 1 p.m.
    Mountain Family Health Center, 1905 Blake Ave.
  • Silverthorne, 3:15 p.m.
    Summit County Library, North Branch, 651 Center Circle, Blue River Room

Sunday

  • Fort Collins, 12:30 p.m.
    Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St., Community Room
  • Greeley, 2 p.m.
    University of Northern Colorado, 2045 10th Ave., Room Spruce A

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 28, 201719min1665

Even though supporters chanted, “Run, Ed, run!” as he took the stage Saturday at a union hall in north Denver, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter stopped short of stepping into next year’s Colorado gubernatorial race, instead telling the assembled Democrats he’s “seriously looking” at running but has some details to work out before declaring his candidacy.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 23, 20178min2100

Democrat Cary Kennedy said Thursday she’s “seriously considering” a run for governor next year and plans to announce her decision by next month, while the two declared Democratic candidates joined her in heaping praise on former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar after his announcement Wednesday night that he would be sitting out what could be a competitive brawl for the nomination.