Colorado

12:44pm

Thu January 12, 2012
Environment

Colorado Wildlife Commissioners Authorize Drilling in State Park

A drilling rig near Longmont, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners have voted unanimously to authorize limited oil and gas development within a state park east of Longmont.  The decision giving the initial go ahead to Anadarko Petroleum’s controversial proposal at St. Vrain State Park follows nearly a year of review.

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12:02pm

Thu January 12, 2012
State of the State

TRANSCRIPT: Hickenlooper's 2012 State Of The State

Picture of the Governor from the State of the State Address - January 13, 2011
Evan Semón Colorado.gov

5:00am

Mon January 9, 2012
Environment

Drilling Bans Highlight Ambiguity in Colorado Law

In 2009, then Governor Bill Ritter pushed through sweeping changes to the state’s oil and gas regulations.  The goal was to better protect the environment and public health from drilling.

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3:45pm

Sun January 8, 2012
Election 2012

The New Hampshire Primary: Boost Or Bust

Originally published on Sun January 8, 2012 4:06 pm

Political signs are pictured at an intersection in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Matthew Cavanaugh Getty Images

New Hampshire voters could make Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's nomination a near-certainty on Tuesday, when the state holds the first primary of the 2012 election.

Every presidential candidate in modern history who has won both Iowa and New Hampshire has gone on to win the party's nomination. (Romney narrowly won the Iowa caucuses last week). Since 1920, New Hampshire has been the first state to hold a presidential primary, and Granite State voters guard that status fiercely.

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7:20am

Thu January 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Denver Reconsiders The Olympics Despite Dumping 1976 Games

Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 12:37 pm

February 1976: The Winter Olympics were moved to Innsbruck, Austria, after Denver decided it couldn't host them.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

It may be the most insulting snub in Olympic history. After seeking and winning the right to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, the city of Denver backed out of the games. Colorado voters rejected public funding of the Olympics in 1972 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was forced to turn to Innsbruck, Austria, the host city eight years earlier.

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