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Wheat Ridge demands return of records detailing billionaire’s stake in liquor giant Applejack

The American and Colorado flags fly at the state Capitol in Denver on a sunny day on March 9, 2017. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Saying the city released records it shouldn’t have, an attorney representing the city of Wheat Ridge is demanding the immediate return of dozens of pages of documents concerning a 2014 liquor license application for a new owner of Applejack Wine and Spirits obtained in March under the Colorado Open Records Act, The Colorado Statesman has […]

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Late liquor license bill pits smaller stores against some local retail giants

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Brett Jones, a sales representative with High Country Beverage, stocks 3.2-percent alcohol content beer at a Safeway store in Fort Collins, Colo. Colorado's unusual requirement that most grocery stores sell only low-alcohol beer could be ending as a bill wends its way through the state legislature, which closes its 2016 session on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Valerie Mosley/The Coloradoan via AP)

Legislation introduced Tuesday to permit independent liquor stores to amass more than twice as many licenses as last year’s landmark compromise allows has groups representing smaller merchants warning the move will devastate Colorado’s mom-and-pop retail landscape, but the bill’s sponsors and supporters say it’s simply an attempt to level the playing field.

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‘Is Mike Coffman invincible?’ Aurora Republican talks campaign, policy at 62nd birthday party

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican, blows out the candles on his birthday cake at a campaign fundraiser held to celebrate his 62nd birthday, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Summit Steakhouse in Aurora. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Before he talked about the upcoming congressional agenda and assessed his chances in next year’s election — it’ll be a tough race, he’s sure of it — Mike Coffman dropped to the floor last Sunday afternoon and did some push-ups, one for each year he’s been on this earth.

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