Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandJanuary 22, 20189min635
BRRR It was so cold that….If you had to pick the most miserable-looking person at Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Marade, the winner, hands down, would be Gov. John Hickenlooper. (I would definitely make the top 10 because I fell on the ice and have bruises all over to prove it.) Not because he didn’t […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchOctober 12, 20175min1364
Here’s something I bet you haven’t heard anywhere else: The Colorado House and Senate each could flip next year. OK, maybe you’ve heard half that. The Republicans hold just a one-seat edge in the 35-member Senate, which will see 17 seats on the ballot next year. But the House? Democrats enjoy a nine-seat majority in […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 16, 201720min522

On his last day as chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, Don Ytterberg had a few things to say. After welcoming several hundred members of the county GOP’s central committee — along with family, friends and a handful of Republican candidates — to the party’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Ytterberg spoke to the crowd about his time at the helm.


John TomasicJohn TomasicJanuary 5, 201713min357

In Colorado’s upper legislative chamber everything is different and everything has stayed the same. For years, Democrats have held the reins of power at the Capitol, and Republicans have exerted what influence they could by acting as the loyal opposition — mainly by blocking bills and offering alternative policy narratives. Most observers expect that arrangement to continue, including many members of the Senate, which this year, same as last year, remains the lone center of legislative power controlled by Republicans. But November’s surprise national election results, which gave Republicans full control in Washington, have shaken expectations in Colorado. Sources on the right and the left at the Capitol, still reeling from the the wild 2016 election season, avoided making anything but the most general predictions about the coming legislative session — except to say that the jolt delivered by voters might just work to shake up battle lines, start conversations, focus lawmakers on solutions and result in productive lawmaking.


Adam McCoyAdam McCoyDecember 29, 201628min448

Symbolic of the divisiveness of our politics, many Coloradans will look back at the 2016 election with violent contempt, reflecting on a political year that saw the rise of President-elect Donald Trump, while others will reminisce with sublime glee over a cycle where voters bucked the political establishment. In a year full of tectonic shifts on the national political landscape, Colorado had its share of drama and surprises, though voters sent back many familiar faces to serve in Congress and at the state Capitol. Here’s your bite-size, highlight reel for the 2016 election season in Colorado.


Paula NoonanPaula NoonanDecember 5, 20164min417

In the grand total of many things political, Democrats did well in Colorado in 2016, going against the fly-over state trend. Even so, at the state level, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Statewide, unaffiliated voters broke toward Democrats at about 4.5 percent. With party registrations in November at almost even between Democrats and Republicans, both parties needed unaffiliated voters to give them more votes, and Democrats won that battle decisively.

Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 28, 201616min477

DENVER — Suck in the holiday gut and belly up to your desk … It’s time to get back to work following (for many of us) a long Thanksgiving break. Oh, and happy ‘Cyber Monday’ to you, your favorite electronic device and your wallet. Let the financial gluttony continue! Strangest of all that crossed our desk this morning was the attack — or possibly odd diagnosis — of Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron ... The Comedian trading laughs for scrubs to make some offensive claims concerning the “first kid.” You’ll just have to read for yourself. Let’s get things started!