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El Paso GOP goes...surfin' Colorado

Moondoggie Merritt elected El Paso GOP chair

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS – Hundreds of “Dudes” and “Gidgets” had a bitchin’ time at the El Paso County GOP’s annual “Beach Party and Chili Cook-off” on June 5 at Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center in Colorado Springs. Before the surfers hit the waves, they elected a popular “Moondoggie” — Andy Merritt — to lead the party and avoid candidate wipeouts in the November election.

Memorial Day 2010

Fort Logan honors fallen soldiers

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — Thousands of family, friends, fellow veterans and service members gathered at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Memorial Day to honor soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who “served, sacrificed and died on the outposts of freedom.” The 78th Ceremony Honoring Fallen Soldiers included speeches, songs and silent remembrance amid row after row of headstones, each marked with an American flag.

2010 Community Cultural Enrichment Award Dinner

Anna and John Sie honored

The deserving couple of Anna and John J. Sie were the recipients of the 2010 Community Cultural Enrichment Award presented at the Mizel Museum’s 20th gala dinner on May 27.

Coffman invites constituents to tune in

'America speaking out' debuts at town hall meeting

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

In this age of increasingly faster communication, not all American voices are being heard. Republicans in Congress think their constituents’ opinions and suggestions have been drowned out by the noise of Democratic activists backing the majority party’s agenda in Washington, D.C.

Former Gov. Sarah Palin slams Obama, liberals

But stays mum on Colorado's GOP contests

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Like dessert after a feast of Republican politics and candidates at the state GOP assembly in Loveland, Sarah Palin dished down-home views of President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress in a series of mock conversations during her appearance in Denver Saturday night.

Dems get in their licks at 'Half-Baked Alaskan' fundraiser

Sarah Palin takes the cake, Dems say

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado Democrats clearly had a full palate of politics to digest at their state assembly in Broomfield last Saturday, but the night before was reserved for more fun fare and fundraising at a dessert and cocktail party designed to mock polar nemesis Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor who was in town the same weekend to address supporters at the Magness Arena at the University of Denver.

Clarence Miller, longtime Capitol fixture, honored by Gov. Ritter in attempt to raise awareness of DPN

Governor Bill Ritter paused on the last day of the General Assembly session last week to honor one of the best known Capitol icons — Clarence Miller.

Romanoff camp doubles down on Bennet charges

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

U.S. Senate primary candidate Andrew Romanoff’s campaign doubled down this week on charges that incumbent Michael Bennet failed to protect college students from predatory lenders.

Biden plugs electric motor firm, boosts Markey

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Christmas came a few months late this year for the Bartley family.

Romanoff fires ‘Westwood bullet’ at Bennet, but record suggests it’s a dud

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff came out swinging April 23 at the second Democratic Senate primary debate with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.