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Colorado Black Caucus launched this week

The Colorado Statesman

Declaring that the time has come for African-American elected officials to band together to foster common goals, state Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, welcomed a crowd of more than 200 to the official launch of the Colorado Black Caucus on Thursday night at the Colorado Museum of Nature and Science.

Former New Mexico governor announces for president

Seeks Libertarian Party nomination
Special to The Colorado Statesman

SANTA FE — It’s 10 AM, Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Gary Johnson, two time Governor of New Mexico strides to the podium to begin his press conference. He looks good in a dark suit and white shirt and is obviously fit. He has climbed Mt. Everest, Elbrus in Russia and more recently Mt. Kilimanjaro. His attractive fiancé, Kate Prusack, is with him as well as his daughter, Seah and her friend, Josh Phillips. Their next goal is to climb Aconcagua in Argentina but the presidential campaign comes first.

Boots 'N Business

The Colorado Statesman

Normally staid denizens of Denver donned Colorado western wear on Friday, letting their true inner cowboy and cowgirl shine at this year’s Boots ‘n Business annual luncheon. The event, which attracted about 950 community leaders, kicked off the 106th annual National Western Stockshow & Rodeo.

Colorado Young Democrats celebrate the holidays in old-fashioned style

‘The reason that Obama won Colorado and Democrats did so well is because young people came out to vote.’
The Colorado Statesman

Young Democrats from around the state gathered under the viaduct on Dec. 19 to celebrate the holidays, collect donations for the needy and honor volunteers and elected officials.

Revenue forecast brings good cheer

The Colorado Statesman

The state unwrapped an early holiday present on Dec. 20 when a quarterly forecast showed this year’s tax revenues could be $231 million higher than earlier predictions, allowing Gov. John Hickenlooper to restore $89 million he had earlier proposed cutting from K-12 education.

Community leaders join in Hanukkah celebration

The Colorado Statesman

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joined elected officials and leaders of Colorado’s Jewish community to help light the first Hanukkah candle at Allied Jewish Federation’s public menorah in southeast Denver on Dec. 20.


No magic wand in Santa's gift bag

The Colorado Statesman

Jobs are job one as the Colorado General Assembly prepares to bang itself into session in less than a month, but the governor and legislative leaders from both parties warned against expecting any magical resolution to next year’s budget woes.

Job creation is on Guv's wish list

The Colorado Statesman

Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed business and community leaders about the seriousness of the state’s budgetary crisis at the South Metro Denver Economic Development Group’s annual breakfast on Thursday, but not before their chamber ensemble had a little fun introducing him with a parody of the famous Handel tune from The Messiah.

One Colorado toasts LGBT wins

One Colorado has one special holiday get-together