Bente Birkeland http://aspenpublicradio.org en One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/one-point-contention-colorado-govs-race-economy Colorado’s economy and job growth are already shaping up to play a central role in the November gubernatorial race. Both candidates are using their own figures to assess how the state is faring as it recovers from the recession.<p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:44:56 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20703 at http://aspenpublicradio.org One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy Primary Aside, Beauprez Focuses On Key Issues, Hickenlooper http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/primary-aside-beauprez-focuses-key-issues-hickenlooper Fresh off a primary victory where he bested former Congressman Tom Tancredo, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, and former state senate minority leader Mike Kopp, Bob Beauprez discussed some of the key issues in the upcoming governors campaign: from energy and the environment to guns and capital punishment.<p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:43:58 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20637 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Primary Aside, Beauprez Focuses On Key Issues, Hickenlooper Beauprez Gets GOP Nod, Will Face Hickenlooper In Governors Race http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/beauprez-gets-gop-nod-will-face-hickenlooper-governors-race The race to be Colorado’s next Governor is officially underway. Former Congressman Bob Beauprez will challenge Governor John Hickenlooper in November after winning a four way GOP primary race. Beauprez captured a four-point lead over his closest challenger, Tom Tancredo.<p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:00:11 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20540 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Beauprez Gets GOP Nod, Will Face Hickenlooper In Governors Race A Primary Eve Look At Two Of Colorado's GOP Races http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/primary-eve-look-two-colorados-gop-races Colorado’s primary election is Tuesday June 24, and in many ways it marks the beginning of the political season that will culminate in November. Two GOP primary races are being closely watched.<p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:07:47 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20443 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Primary Eve Look At Two Of Colorado's GOP Races Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/will-war-rural-colorado-play-ballot-box There’s often a divide between Colorado’s rural lawmakers and those representing larger communities along the urban Front Range. That dynamic was apparent during the 2014 legislative session with Republicans routinely blaming Democrats for waging what they said is a "war on rural Colorado."<p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:09:43 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20323 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box?