Colorado

4:00am

Thu January 26, 2012
Politics

On Western Swing, President Obama to Stump for Clean Energy in Colorado

President Obama boards Air Force One at Buckley Air Force Base during a previous visit to the base on Feb. 18, 2010.
Pete Souza White House

Fresh off his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama has embarked on a five-state campaign-style tour which will include a brief stop today in the Denver area. Mr. Obama is scheduled to give a speech on “new energy” at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora.

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1:27pm

Wed January 18, 2012
Around the Nation

The Oscars Of Livestock In The Mile High City

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 5:27 pm

Reece Aglin drove 700 miles from Circle, Mont., to show his purebred shorthorn.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

The single largest cattle show in the United States, the National Western Stock Show, is now under way in Denver. Fans roar overhead, keeping the air cool and the odors at bay, as Jeanette Fuller spiffs up her Black Angus — with product.

"High-strength hairspray, basically, just trying to get the hair to accentuate the good things about her and kind of cover up the bad things about her," Fuller says.

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1:39am

Wed January 18, 2012
Governing

Secretaries Of State At Center Of Election Battles

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 10:30 am

Scott Gessler gives a victory speech on Nov. 2, 2010, after being elected secretary of state in Colorado.
Jack Dempsey AP

In his first year as Colorado's secretary of state, Republican Scott Gessler has been sued eight times.

He has outraged Democrats by rewriting the state's campaign finance rules, tangled with counties over which voters they can send mail-in ballots to, and attracted national attention for participating in a fundraiser to pay off a campaign finance fine levied by his office.

"We've definitely shaken up the status quo, and I think that's happened a bit in some other states, too," he says.

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3:25pm

Tue January 17, 2012
Skiing

Storm Brings Welcome Powder to Colorado High Country

A near white out at the Snowmass Ski Area Monday.
Photo by Jeremy Swanson, Colorado Ski Country USA

A powerful winter storm that dumped up to two feet on some Colorado ski areas has skiers and snow boarders smiling, and resort officials breathing a sigh of relief. 

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5:00am

Sun January 15, 2012
Environment

Mild Winter Could Hurt Colorado Water Supply, Economy

Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado’s snowpack is nearing the lowest it’s been in decades.  The mild winter is bad news for powder skiers and snow-dependent businesses in the state.  It’s also a concern for millions of people across the Southwest who depend on melting snow for their drinking water and farms.

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