Consider President Obama's latest thirty minute swing through the Denver area last week the preamble to what's expected to be a frenzied two-week melodrama of national and local political theatrics; as after tomorrow's Florida primaries, the GOP field looks west to caucus dates in states like Colorado.
[Update 02.02.2012] - Tower crews have finished installing the new sections of tower. However, the upcoming weather has slowed the installation of our rebuilt antenna. We will be returning to 2/3 power on our auxiliary antenna tonight. We hope to have work completed early next week on installing the main antenna. Once that work is completed, we will then return to our full operating power. ###
As oil and gas drilling continues its march into more populated areas, there’s growing pressure on Colorado lawmakers to wade into a thorny battle escalating between the state and many local governments. Several bills that would give cities and counties more authority to regulate the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing are likely to be debated this session, even though it’s long been viewed as the state’s regulatory jurisdiction. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports on a series of tangled court rulings that got us to this point.
President Barack Obama recently made his third trip to Colorado in the last four months. Colorado is expected to be a key swing state in the general election. As part of our capitol conversation series, KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with fellow state house reporters to talk about Colorado’s role in the 2012 presidential race.