Politics

A ‘war on the Republican establishment’ comes West

President Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp, but to one of his most controversial political allies, that morass has widened — to now encompass the Republican Party. Appearing on Fox News’...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Colorado farmers in crisis, a new hotline offers hope

DENVER — “The agricultural economic crisis is real. The resulting stress is real. Let’s TALK about it.” That’s the pitch on the Colorado Department of Agriculture website for a new program aimed at...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better

DENVER — Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working — and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Perlmutter reverses himself, will run for Congress

Associated Press Congressman Ed Perlmutter is reversing himself and announcing he’ll run for re-election. Perlmutter had initially announced he was giving up his congressional seat to run for...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado won’t charge elector who wouldn’t vote for Clinton

Colorado’s top prosecutor won’t prosecute an elector who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton even though state law required him to. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday announced she won’t...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How retirees and a changed economy reshaped rural politics

A respectful hush falls over the living room of this large house just outside Walsenburg, Colorado. Members of the Huerfano County Republican Party have gathered here to celebrate President Donald...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Johnston offers centric solutions in race for governor

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston offered state-centric solutions to questions about water rights, health care, education funding and renewable energy during campaign stops Monday in...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican candidate for governor visits Cortez

Republican George Brauchler, a district attorney and military man, is running for Colorado governor. He visited Cortez on Monday to pitch his experience and plans to the Montezuma County...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrat to replace Hickenlooper comes to Cortez

Mike Johnston , a Democrat running for Colorado governor, on Monday addressed local issues such as education funding, renewable energy and water rights during a campaign stop in Cortez. Johnston...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Jared Polis announces run for Colorado governor

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is joining a crowded field in the race for Colorado governor. The Democrat from Boulder said Sunday that he wants to see the state use 100 percent renewable energy by...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Do you wonder where your letters went?

Some of your letters to the editor were misplaced. After a recent update to The-Journal.com , some letters to the editor – about 50 of them – languished in our website’s out basket, never reaching...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News