LOVELAND, Colo. — The oversized glossy mailers and robo-calls came in waves over the course of weeks to residents of this small Front Range city, asking them to protect their children, property and low tax rates by voting against a proposed city moratorium on the oil-and-gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The group behind the campaign calls itself “Protect Colorado,” short for “Protecting Colorado’s Environment, Economy and Energy Independence.” It’s a politics issue committee organized by a public-relations group called Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development, or CRED, which is funded by the two most active Front Range oil-and-gas companies, Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy.
The Denver Post (Joey Bunch) The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission seems to have averted what could have been a partisan political showdown over travel for elected officials Monday by giving tacit approval for Scott Gessler to go to Las Vegas. Read More ›
July 7, 2014 | In the News
The Denver Post (Nancy Lofholm) State Sen. Steve King is campaigning to be the next Mesa County sheriff. He is also defending himself against allegations that he falsified a timecard at the sheriff's office while working there on a part-time contract basis. Read More ›
July 1, 2014 | In the News
CFOIC (Jeffrey Roberts) At least two government entities, the city of Aurora and the state Independent Ethics Commission, have changed their open-records policies in advance of a new law, capping research-and-retrieval charges, that goes into effect tomorrow, July 1. Read More ›
June 30, 2014 | In the News
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Charles Ashby) For the third time, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, you cannot raise the limit when an issue committee must disclose campaign finances, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. Read More ›
June 17, 2014 | In the News
Colorado Springs Gazette (Megan Schrader) County Assessor Mark Lowderman has been accused of using county resources to advance his political campaign for county treasurer after his office spent nearly $7,300 on mailers sent to senior property owners. Read More ›
June 10, 2014 | In the News