InnerView

InnerView with Dean Singleton

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

William Dean Singleton, CEO of MediaNews Group and chairman and publisher of The Denver Post, was this year’s recipient of the Mizel Museum’s Community Cultural Enrichment Award. His family and more than 1,800 friends from media, politics, business and the arts gathered to honor Singleton at a gala dinner on May 14.

InnerView with Hank Brown

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Hank Brown — former United States senator, president of two of the state’s flagship universities and former president of the Daniels Fund — received the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Award for community service this week.

Innerview: Bill Owens

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Bill Owens, Colorado’s 40th governor, officially left office at the beginning of 2007 after term limits prohibited him from running for a third term. But the popular Republican officeholder, who defeated his last Democratic opponent, Rollie Heath, by the greatest majority in Colorado history, still remains in the spotlight.

Pat Waak, Democratic State Chair

By Jason Kosena and Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Democratic State Chair Pat Waak sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The Colorado Statesman last week as she gets set for a third term as leader of the party.

Beauprez on Beauprez

By Jason Kosena
and Jody Hope Strogoff

THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Bob Beauprez is looking to get back in the game.

Coming fresh off the release of his new book and time spent on his 1,300-acre ranch in Jackson County, the former congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate said in a wide-ranging Q&A with The Colorado Statesman that he has his eye on many opportunities.

An InnerView with GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams

By Jason Kosena and Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

It’s always good to get it straight from the chairman’s mouth.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Colorado Statesman this week, Colorado Republican Chairman Dick Wadhams elaborated on a number of political realities facing his party in 2010 and beyond.

Jim Griesemer

DU panel to explore immigration issue

By Chris Bragg
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

In January, the University of Denver Strategic Issues Program will convene its fourth nonpartisan panel of citizens to examine an issue of long-term importance to the people of Colorado. In the past they’ve tackled Colorado’s fiscal issues, water rights, and, most recently, conflicts in Colorado’s Constitution.

InnerView: Federico Peña

Back in the saddle, riding hard for Obama

By John Schroyer
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Former Denver Mayor Federico Peña, 59, jumped back into the world inside the Beltway last fall after a long hiatus from national politics.

Peña spent most of the ’90s as a member of President Bill Clinton’s cabinet. Contrary to expectations, however, Peña didn’t align himself with the wife of his former mentor, choosing to endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.