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Denver mayoral candidates offer sunny spin in Sun Valley

The Colorado Statesman

No one disputes that Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood — notoriously the state’s poorest and, according to some observers, among its most overlooked — faces tremendous challenges. Last weekend, mayoral candidates vied to see who best understood just how extensive those challenges are.

Romer leads fundraising pack in Denver mayor’s race

Former state Sen. Chris Romer hauled in the most money in March, enough to push him across the $1 million mark in the race to be Denver’s next mayor.

Denver mayoral hopefuls survive ‘biggest, baddest, sexiest’ debate of campaign season

The Colorado Statesman

If the crowd at New Era Colorado’s rowdy debate held Wednesday night in a LoDo bar had its say, Doug Linkhart would be Denver’s next mayor. But if the six leading mayoral candidates made the pick — and were forbidden from voting for themselves — then UFO enthusiast Jeff Peckman would be running the city.

Santorum warns Colorado Republicans about addictive entitlements, socialism

The Colorado Statesman

There was spaghetti and chicken parmesan on the tables, but red meat was on the menu at a fundraising luncheon thrown by the state Republican Party on Wednesday at a downtown Denver restaurant.

Governor, city officials mourn Carla Madison

Councilwoman’s spirit will be missed

Denver City Council lost one of their most vibrant members as District 8 Councilwoman Carla Madison, 54, lost her battle with cancer late Tuesday.

Yo_JBC_Raps revealed, sort of

The Colorado Statesman

Mystery, intrigue, suspense, excitement!

Hey! None of that, now.

So who is @Yo_JBC_Raps?

Call scores GOP chair on first ballot

The Colorado Statesman

In the end, it wasn’t even close. A spirited and divisive race to replace Dick Wadhams as the next Colorado Republican Party chairman ended after just one ballot on March 26 at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock with a clear majority for Ryan Call, the state GOP legal counsel and former Denver County chairman.

N.M. guv stresses the issues

Romney wins straw poll, Bachmann places second
The Colorado Statesman

The nation’s first Latina governor told Colorado Republicans to stick to their guns but not to be too tied to traditional labels in the next election at a fundraising dinner on March 25 in Lone Tree.

Boigon launches petition drive against City Hall pay raises

Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher joined Carol Boigon, At-Large Council member and mayoral candidate, and Denver residents on the lawn of the Maltese Cross Manor senior living facility to launch a grassroots petition drive calling on candidates to reject pay raises recently passed by the Denver City Council.

‘Sí se puede!’

Latino, labor activists join to celebrate César Chávez
The Colorado Statesman

A capacity crowd danced the night away at a VFW hall in West Denver on March 26 to celebrate the legacy of César Chávez at the dinner-dance sponsored by the local council of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.