Politics

Tipton challenger: Incumbent too media shy

Lauren Boebert, the pistol-packing owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, is moving full-speed ahead with her primary challenge to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez – unperturbed by President...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former diplomat worked to stabilize Iraq, Sierra Leone

Durangoan and former diplomat Laurie Meininger helped to jail a Congolese warlord, re-establish civil security in Iraq and restore Sierra Leone’s health systems after an Ebola outbreak. Diplomatic...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservative challenger enters race to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton

Republican gun advocate Lauren Boebert has announced her candidacy against Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., hoping to bring conservative values back to Congress. Raised in a Democratic household in...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In covering impeachment, teachers focus on historical significance

The timing of the impeachment inquiry – a few weeks after schools started their fall semesters in La Plata County – didn’t exactly give political science teachers and other educators the ability to...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

National popular vote debated at Fort Lewis College

A movement to elect the president by winner of the national popular vote would create a system that values every voter equally, according to a proponent. But a critic said the change would simply...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state touts fight against dark money, expanding voter access

Jena Griswold, Colorado’s newly elected secretary of state, said she’s already made strong headway on her three campaign promises in just one year in office. But still, there’s plenty of work to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservative social media commentator speaks at FLC

Conservative students should never sacrifice their political views to gain better grades from leftist professors or more acceptance among leftist students, said internet commentator Will Witt, who...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper quits Democratic presidential race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper withdrew from the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, announcing in a video that he is considering a run for Senate. “I ran for...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper, moderates target liberal Democrats in debate

Moderate candidates for president ganged up on two liberal front-runners Tuesday night in the first of two Democratic primary debates in Detroit this week. From the outset, former Colorado Gov....

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense calls for rules to secure guns

Christine Shea, dean of students at Aztec High School, described surviving the school shooting on Dec. 7, 2017, that claimed the lives of two students at a rally Sunday afternoon at Buckley Park....

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic business signs buck a politically correct world

In a battle of societal forces with homage to the past duking it out with adaption to en vogue politically correct aesthetics, honoring the past appears the hands-down victor – at least as far as...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Gov. Polis touts legislative wins, including education, health care

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis is celebrating the 72nd legislative session, his first as governor, as a success for his top priorities – the expansion of early childhood education and tackling high...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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