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Cleaning up Colorado’s electricity: a win-win-win for consumers, utilities and communities

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s July 11 Executive Order puts Colorado on the path to meet America’s commitment to the Paris Agreement of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent by 2025. It does this by building on the clean energy progress we have already achieved as a state, and by prioritizing working with utilities to achieve these […]

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A view of Colorado’s opioid-abuse crisis from the frontline in Pueblo

ColoradoPolitics.com and other news media have reported extensively on efforts by the 2017 legislature to tackle the rampant abuse of opioids across Colorado; notably, a pilot program authored by two Democratic state lawmakers from Pueblo was OK’d by their peers and signed into law by the governor. Senate Bill 74, sponsored by Sen. Leroy Garcia […]

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Pueblo political mainstay Ray Kogovsek passes on — and evokes a torrent of tributes

The death Sunday of onetime 3rd Congressional District U.S. Rep. Ray Kogovsek — a legend in southern Colorado politics, a linchpin in the state Democratic Party and a friend to countless Coloradans — has prompted an outpouring of praise and memories from fellow Puebloans as well as the state’s political establishment. The Pueblo Chieftain’s Peter Roper […]

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A boost for the ‘heart and soul’ of southern Colorado’s Steel City

Resilient Pueblo has seen good times and bad as well as everything in between. Throughout it all, the city’s fortunes have hinged significantly on its fabled steel mill, the onetime Colorado Fuel & Iron company that today is known as Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel. What was good for the mill almost always has been good for the […]

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Koncilja PUC appointment seen as a win for Pueblo, rural Colorado

Frances Koncilja, candidate for the state’s Public Utilities Commission, received a strong thumbs-up from the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee Monday. Koncilja, a Denver-area attorney with ties to Pueblo, was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper and won confirmation from six of the seven members of the Business Committee. Both chambers of the Legislature will […]

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