Hal BidlackHal BidlackJuly 27, 20186min306

You may have heard that we in El Paso and Teller Counties had a spot of rain a few days ago. A spot of rain in that there was a massive storm that dumped lots and lots of water, as well as inches of hail in some places. And there was damage after the rain and hail stopped, to be sure, but not nearly as much damage as one might expect from such a colossal weather event.  But back to that in a moment…


Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 25, 201710min1993

The gloves are off and the fur is flying in the Republican primary for Colorado's next state treasurer. In a series of emails sent to state GOP activists and donors Thursday, state Rep. Polly Lawrence accused her fellow state treasurer candidate state Rep. Justin Everett and his allies — "his minions" was the phrase she used — of spreading lies and mounting "traitorous attacks" on her, while an independent expenditure committee backing Everett blasted Lawrence for "lying to get re-elected, only to conspire with liberals and vote like Democrats."


David AppelhansDavid AppelhansMarch 8, 20176min476

In Colorado’s state Legislature this year, the issue on everyone’s mind is transportation. Coloradans know how badly we need funding for transportation — but it’s not just about building roads and bridges. Coloradans want to see investment in mobility options, such as buses for the elderly and safer routes to schools. We are writing today to urge the General Assembly to address the need for transportation options that exists in our communities and across the state.


Rachael WrightRachael WrightJanuary 5, 201713min343

Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman … The Colorado Supreme Court had been mulling over the Legislature's gambling restrictions for elected officials passed six years earlier. The Colorado Supreme Court in a unanimous decision, declared constitutional a law prohibiting elected, municipal officials of Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek as well as county commissioners of Teller and Gilpin Counties from holding a direct or indirect interest in a limited gaming license. The Legislature had formulated the idea and gotten Gov. Roy Romer to sign off on it in May 1991 as part of the Colorado Limited Gaming Act, which had been spawned by the voters' desire to extend and expand gambling in the Colorado gaming towns under Amendment 50. The Legislature's measure then winded its way through the judiciary, taking over five-and-a-half years to reach the Colorado Supreme Court.