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Meet the new year, same as the old year

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A sneak preview of the 2010 Colorado legislative session indicates it will be a lot like 2009’s session.

Gov. Bill Ritter Monday told the annual Colorado Press Association forum that the upcoming legislative session will focus on economic recovery and balancing the budget.

Ritter appoints Monfort, Lyons to lead new higher education panel

By Scot Kersgaard
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday announced a strategic planning initiative to assess the state’s higher education systems and develop a master plan for Colorado’s 27 public colleges and universities, which enroll 220,000 students.

Colorado College fosters political careers

By Janet Simons
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Although it has a student body no larger than a large high school’s, Colorado College has provided five graduates who have been appointed to high positions in the administration of President Barack Obama.

Palin’s "Going Rogue" in vogue

Colorado Springs goes all out for Sarah Palin

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS — Folks shivering in frigid, snowy weather outside Borders bookstore before dawn Tuesday looked more like a line for advance ticket sales of a rock concert than a political book-signing event. But instead of John Lennon, who once declared the Beatles “bigger than Jesus,” they were waiting as many as 14 hours to see Sarah Palin, the author of “Going Rogue: An American Life,” who is hailed as a Joan of Arc heroine by her fans.

State Rep. Rice backs Obama on Iraq

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Fresh from a six-month tour working with the Iraqi army and police to help Iraqis fend for themselves as American forces begin returning home, state Rep. Joe Rice — a Littleton Democrat and a colonel in the Army Reserves — discussed recent developments and the long-term outlook in Iraq and Afghanistan at a meeting with constituents Dec. 7 at Littleton City Hall.

Local chamber CEO delivers bleak forecast

By Janet Simons
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kelly Brough delivered a sobering message to members of the City Club of Denver on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

David Axelrod, Dick Cheney and Colorado College

By Janet Simons
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Bet you don’t know what Obama’s right-hand-man David Axelrod and former Vice President Dick Cheney have in common.

Give up?

Both have wives and offspring who graduated from Colorado College.

Ex-Denverite's 'Kennedy Legacy' opens at 2008 Dem convention

“The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled,” by Vincent Bzdek, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009

Vincent Bzdek’s Colorado creds are 24-carat. He grew up in Denver, where he went to school through his sophomore year at Regis High School. Then his family moved to Brush, where his parents published The Brush News-Tribune.

Alan Simpson recalls his good friend, Ted Kennedy

By Janet Simons
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Not long after his inauguration, former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming saw the current wave of disapproval coming for President Barack Obama.

“I told Obama, ‘Watch out! You’re the toast of the town. You’ve got wings like Icarus. And the wax will melt from your wings, and you’ll fall into the wine red Aegean Sea,’” the 78-year-old Republican recalled in a recent interview.

Anna, John J. Sie are Mizel Museum's 2010 Cultural Enrichment Award recipients

The Mizel Museum is honored to announce Anna and John J. Sie as the recipients of the 2010 Community Cultural Enrichment Award. The award will be presented to this outstanding couple at the 20th gala dinner on May 27, 2010 at Wings Over the Rockies, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. in Denver.