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Parks, Wildlife to peacefully coexist

It is the beauty of the aspen glades amidst the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains that usually brings people to Sylvan Lake State Park outside the mountain town of Eagle. But on June 6, the rustic visitor center a few miles from the lake and campgrounds was where the Governor officially signed important legislation that merges two state entities: the state’s wildlife division and parks.

After intense scrutiny, no evidence emerges of wrongdoing by Hancock

The Colorado Statesman

A week after winning election as Denver’s next mayor, City Councilman Michael Hancock was working round the clock to deflect allegations that surfaced in the closing days of the campaign that he purchased the services of high-class prostitutes several years ago.

Transition committee co-chairs, inauguration details unveiled

Mayor-elect Michael Hancock this week named the co-chairs of DenverForward, the over-all committee he has established to guide the transition process before he takes office on July 18.

Initiative process comes under siege in Colorado

The Colorado Statesman

An unlikely alliance of some of the state’s leading liberal and conservative voices are sounding the alarm that Colorado’s ballot initiative process is facing an unprecedented assault from established interests and lawmakers.

Romanoff boosts international development mission

The Colorado Statesman

Members and supporters of the Denver-based Chamber of the Americas were treated to a demonstration of a foot-powered treadle pump and a Bollywood-style musical tribute to the benefits of advanced irrigation technology at the organization’s monthly breakfast.

Udall hits home important life lessons

Senator Mark Udall, whose athletic prowess extends from kayaking through white water to climbing the peaks of Colorado’s 14’ers to hitting pars and birdies on the links, spent part of Saturday, June 4, helping local kids realize the importance of staying healthy and focused through physical activity.

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Hancock easily elected mayor

The Colorado Statesman

Michael Hancock brought a grin to a knife fight and walked away as Denver’s next mayor.

Hancock picks transition veteran Huggins to help assemble new administration

The Colorado Statesman

The morning after he was elected Denver’s next mayor, Councilman Michael Hancock tapped an experienced hand to lead his transition team.

Putting this year’s mayor’s race into perspective

The Colorado Statesman

Local media described Michael Hancock’s 16-point win over Chris Romer variously as a trouncing, a cruise to victory and a landslide.