Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 25, 201642min408

DENVER — Good day and welcome to the Hot Sheet revolution — the idea that you can get all your insider Colorado political news in one place without having to scour the Internet and wade through the political catacombs yourself, a process that would take you hours a day and leave you filthy and exhausted at best. Trust me, I know. So here it is, The Hot Sheet, cooked up just for you ... you're welcome. Today is the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary! For those of us growing up or living in the American West, it's a day that shares a special place in all our hearts. What a privilege to share the incredible beauty of our public lands! On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill into law to create the National Park Service to oversee the already-established national parks and “such other national parks and reservations of like character as may be hereafter created by Congress.” To the National Park Service, "Let the Eagle Soar"


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 11, 201621min483

More than three decades after its founding, the Independence Institute has grown from a free-market think tank into what Jon Caldara, its president of 17 years, calls Colorado’s “Freedom Embassy,” bringing together the state’s disparate right-leaning organizations — including those representing wings of the movement that aren’t natural allies — into a place where he says they can find common ground and build the foundation for conservative principles.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 6, 201625min428

On Friday night, thousands who were gathered at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver paused for a few moments to share a tribute to Bill Armstrong, the father of the modern Republican Party in Colorado, whose civic work across six decades has inspired multitudes and established Armstrong as a role model for the modern conservative. “There’s never been a Republican in Colorado like Bill Armstrong. He’s been a phenomenon ever since he stepped on the stage,” says former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 9, 201614min316

Twenty-five Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Legislators were working overtime in a special session called by Gov. Roy Romer to put together an incentive deal to bring “a billion-dollar shower of money” to the Denver area by luring a United Airlines maintenance center, a reservations “megacenter” and expanded flight operations by the carrier at the new Denver International Airport.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 2, 20166min569

Denver Republican Benjamin Higgins, star of the most recent season of ABC-TV’s hit show The Bachelor, confirmed Thursday he’s considering a run for office in House District 4. “My priority is giving back to my community and serving my neighbors. Since the conclusion of The Bachelor, I have been exploring how I can best be of service,” Higgins said in a statement. “I am definitely not a politician, but I have a lot to offer through my years in the financial services industry and, more importantly, my work in charitable and humanitarian organizations.”