Government

Gov. Polis calls in National Guard to support Colorado election cybersecurity

BY: - October 18, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order on Friday to help with cybersecurity defense efforts in Colorado’s election on Nov. 2.  The order activates up to nine members of the Colorado National Guard Defensive Cyber Operations Element to help prevent data breaches. The order comes after Colorado’s secretary of state requested the Colorado National Guard […]

Bremer, Aadland take early fundraising lead in crowded GOP Senate field

BY: - October 18, 2021

Two first-time political candidates have jumped out to an early fundraising lead in Colorado’s increasingly crowded 2022 Republican U.S. Senate primary, campaign finance disclosures show. Eli Bremer, a former Olympic pentathlete and Air Force Reserves officer from Colorado Springs, led the field with $253,837 raised in the third quarter of 2021, according to reports filed […]

Boulder council candidate is trying to silence critics, court filing says

BY: - October 16, 2021

A group of Boulder political organizers is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a candidate for city council under a state law meant to curb legal threats that discourage free speech and participation in the government process. Steven Rosenblum in September sued a number of politically active Boulderites for sharing a blog that […]

Lotteries did not encourage COVID-19 vaccinations, new study finds

BY: - October 15, 2021

The chance to win $1 million did not lead to increased vaccination rates against COVID-19, according to a new study published Friday that examined the states that held vaccine lotteries earlier this year. There was a “near zero” association between those cash drawings and additional vaccinations in states like Colorado, which held five drawings among […]

2021 election guide: Important information and dates

BY: - October 15, 2021

Once again, it is time for Coloradans to make their voices heard by voting in the Nov. 2 coordinated election.  Coloradans are asked to vote on local initiatives and candidates, as well as three statewide measures. Coloradans can register to vote and vote up until the end of the day on Election Day. County clerks […]

Judge rules Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters is barred from supervising November election

BY: - October 14, 2021

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters will not oversee November’s election, a district court judge ruled Wednesday after reviewing evidence that Peters allegedly allowed a breach in the county’s election system during a major software update. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold filed a lawsuit in August to remove Peters as a designated elected […]

Colorado secretary of state pursues redistricting complaint against accused GOP lobbyists

BY: - October 14, 2021

Complaints against two Republicans accused of violating redistricting lobbying policy will be considered by a state administrative law judge, following a referral from the Election Division of the Colorado secretary of state’s office.  In that Oct. 12 referral to the state’s Office of Administrative Courts, the division explains that it found grounds that justify a […]

Colorado Supreme Court hears oral arguments against new congressional redistricting map

BY: - October 13, 2021

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday afternoon from civil rights and advocacy groups who argue that the recently submitted congressional redistricting map doesn’t go far enough to empower the state’s minority voters. Much of the debate focused on a specific section of the voter-approved amendments that established the independent redistricting process. Section 44.3 […]

Redistricting panel sends state House, Senate maps to Supreme Court for review

BY: - October 13, 2021

Colorado’s first-ever Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission voted this week to send final plans for new General Assembly districts to the state Supreme Court for review. The commission voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve a new district map for the Colorado Senate, one day after approving a plan for the state House of Representatives on […]

Head of embattled state air quality agency steps down

BY: - October 12, 2021

The head of Colorado’s embattled Air Pollution Control Division has stepped down, the agency confirmed on Tuesday. Garry Kaufman, who has served as the director of the APCD since 2017, has accepted a new role as the division’s deputy director for regulatory affairs, according to a statement from the Colorado Department of Public Health and […]

Protesters turn out as Rep. Boebert speaks during Columbus ceremony in Pueblo

BY: - October 11, 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert spoke on Monday morning in the shadow of Colorado’s last remaining monument to Christopher Columbus, a sandstone bust that sits in the median of a busy commercial street in Pueblo. The bust has been a political flashpoint as Indigenous activists and the Italian Americans who support the monument are at a stalemate […]

Rep. Lamborn accuses Vice President Harris of ‘anti-Semitic worldview’

BY: - October 11, 2021

The controversy began when Vice President Kamala Harris recently took questions while at George Mason University to discuss voting rights. A student spoke about U.S. funding of Israel and referred to Israel as an “ethnic genocide and a displacement of people,” according to CNN. The student said they felt the need to bring it up […]