Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 30, 201618min367

DENVER — Good morning fellow Colorado-critters and welcome to the midweek Hot Sheet extravaganza. For those believers, today's date means we've got just 24 full days of shopping madness left before Santa's sleigh leaves its skid marks atop your roof. Speaking of marks, it looks like the 2016 presidential election has left its mark — an odd one — in Southern Colorado. More on that below. And for those wonks who are counting ... just 707 days left until Decision 2018, when Colorado will choose a new woman or man (please a woman ... please some sanity) to reign supreme atop the Gold Dome throne as governor.

Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 4, 201659min405

DENVER — Another dawn, a new Hot Sheet prepared just for you. If you're reading this, you made it through to a new day, presumably healthy and happy. If, however, you are reading this from a hospital bed (God forbid) following yesterday's whirlwind of presidential ticket candidates through our humble little metro area, may these words have a profound healing effect on you (how they will, I have no idea given that it's more likely they put you there in the first place, but hang in there). As RNC Chairman Reince Priebus spent yesterday — part of it right here in Colorado — making unpleasant phone calls, preparing "Presidential Candidate Plan B," and issuing statements on the $400 million in various currencies of cold hard cash on wooden pallets the United States government reportedly sent to Iran as part of a failed 1979 arms deal settlement, Coloradans got an up-close and personal look at two campaigns for president with visits by Republican VP nominee Mike Pence to Colorado Springs and Denver, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to Aspen and Commerce City. Yeah, you heard about that did you? Understandable. Every Colorado reporter and their fifth cousins three times removed were on hand at the Clinton and Pence events (minus a couple of private fundraisers) heaping that information onto your plate trying to feed that intense political appetite of yours. Can you say, "Echo, echo, chamber, chamber!" But we get it. We in the media know you're hungry.