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4 years 2 weeks ago

Sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates

It's sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates in primary elections. They're working the phones, waving signs on busy street corners and putting final touches on what they hope will be victory speeches Tuesday night. Democrats are focusing on Colorado Springs. That's because El Paso is the most populous Colorado...

4 years 3 months ago

Pikes Peak YMCA names new CEO

The Pikes Peak YMCA named Dan Dummermuth as its next CEO. He'll replace Merv Bennett. Over the next eight months Dummermuth will serve as CEO Designate. Bennett and the Board of Directors will oversee the transition. Dummermuth has served as Senior Vice- President of Operations at the YMCA...

4 years 3 months ago

Update: All-Clear on suspicious bag in Cripple Creek

Update: Authorities have announced the "all-clear" on Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek, where a suspicious bag sparked the shutdown of several blocks this afternoon. Authorities brought in the Colorado Springs Police Department's canine unit to investigate the suspicious bag. The bag was not threatening, and everything is back open...

4 years 6 months ago

Oops! I'm in what state?

President Barack Obama took some good-natured ribbing from the audience when he misidentified Gov. Bill Ritter as the "terrific governor of California." Obama's gaffe at a fundraiser for Sen. Michael Bennet caused laughter as Obama quickly caught his mistake Thursday. "Colorado, sorry," he said according to a White House...

4 years 6 months ago

Energy Secretary Chu in Colorado Friday

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be in Colorado Friday for an summit on ways Colorado can create jobs in emerging clean energy. Chu, Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, Gov. Bill Ritter, entrepreneurs, energy and environment experts, will discuss successes and look for ways to grow the industry.

4 years 6 months ago

President Obama raises money in Denver

President Barack Obama attended two fundraising events in Denver for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet Thursday. Obama praised Bennet during his visit Thursday, calling him an "agent of change" who knows how to make the private sector work. Bennet is facing a primary challenge from former Colorado House Speaker Andrew...

4 years 7 months ago

Andrew Romanoff affirms Senate bid

Democrat Andrew Romanoff says he's going ahead with plans to challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for the party nomination this summer. Romanoff called reporters to his campaign headquarters Tuesday. Some speculated that Romanoff would drop out of the race, possibly to run for governor. Romanoff told reporters he briefly...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado senators introduce wilderness proposal

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are sponsoring a bill to declare about 61,000 acres in southwestern Colorado as federal wilderness and special management areas. The proposal by the Colorado Democrats is a companion to one introduced last month by Colorado congressman John Salazar. The San Juan Mountains...

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