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Sec. of Interior Salazar honored here at home

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Call it a political lovefest.

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, former U.S. Senator for Colorado, state Attorney General before that and fifth generation Coloradan from the San Luis Valley, was honored Oct. 23 by friends, supporters, elected officials and family members at a party fundraiser in downtown Denver.

Centennial girds for new leaders

By Peter Jones
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

This November’s Centennial mayoral election will be historic for the city of 103,000, as the founding mayor’s protégé squares off against a longtime civic activist.

'Buy American' hits free-trade wall

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

On the face of it, “Buy American” seems to be a logical, patriotic and economically sound message. However, the few bills backing that concept that have emerged recently from the Colorado Legislature have had a hard time making it out of committee and on to the House and Senate floor.

Factions bump heads on vote rules

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher got an earful Tuesday when election officials and voting reform advocates sat down to hash out proposed changes to rules governing the state’s certification of voting equipment.

Dana Perino stands by George W. Bush

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

It’s been nine months since President George W. Bush left office, but Dana Perino, his former press secretary, still feels the need to do her job.

Sec. of State Buescher apt to get earful on proposed election rules

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher wants the opinions of election officials and the public on proposed rules that would make it easier for the state to certify voting equipment. The proposed regulations are designed to smooth Colorado’s elections, avoiding the many problems that have bedeviled them in recent years.

Journey takes Coloradan Diggs Brown to Kenya’s 'most trustworthy' people

By Diggs Brown

Dear Friends and Family,

I have just returned from Africa and wish to share a special experience with you that I found truly fascinating.

Napolitano screens anti-terror video

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joined Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday afternoon for the release of a new video designed to help Coloradans identify terrorist activities.

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On The Range of Piñon Canyon

Property rights or jobs?

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

PIÑON CANYON — Their land is more than property for cattle ranchers in southern Colorado. It’s their way of life.

These modern-day cowboys work land passed from one generation to the next with the hope that the weather will hold, that strong grass will grow and that their cattle will make it to market.

It’s not an easy life.