Tag Archives | social media

Wilson discusses ‘ground-up’ education initiative in House GOP’s video update

State Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida, discusses education policy and legislation in the weekly video update released by the House GOP caucus on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Photo via YouTube)

Although it starts with a splash of levity, the House Republican caucus’s weekly video update quickly moves onto more serious ground. “This is Jim Wilson from Salida, Colorado,” says state Rep. Yuelin Willett, R-Grand Junction, as his serious gaze dissolves into a grin and an imposing figure enters the frame, shooing away the imposter. “Not […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

As traffic deaths rise, study finds young adults rank highest in risky driving behavior

Distracted driving is on the rise, transportation officials say, and a February report released by the AAA Foundation backs that finding up with survey data. (Photo courtesy Pexels.com)

An annual study released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based AAA Foundation found that an overwhelming majority of young-adult drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel, including texting, running red lights and speeding, making them the worst-behaved drivers on the road. Their older cohorts however, don’t do much better, the study found, with the […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

CDOT director blames jump in traffic fatalities on ‘epidemic of distracted driving’

Traffic deaths are on the rise in Colorado over the past two years — reversing what had been a decade-long trend of falling fatalities — and the state’s transportation chief says it’s because more drivers are paying less attention to the road. “What the data tells me is we have an epidemic of distracted driving,” […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Colorado Technology Association aims to steer state into the future

Colorado Technology Association President and CEO Andrea Young discusses the organization's operations on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in her office at The Commons on Champa in downtown Denver. Young has helmed the organization since June 2016 and was on its board before that. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado’s technology industry is booming, and Andrea Young couldn’t be happier. Young, the president and CEO of the Colorado Technology Association, a trade organization that represents more 300 companies and counts some 15,000 people involved in its network, said in a recent interview with The Colorado Statesman that she’s excited about the prospects for the […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Senate GOP site targeted by progressives

Colorado Senate Republicans sought input on which laws people wanted to see changed or repealed, but most of the comments early Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, supported progressive issues, after ProgressNow Colorado urged followers and supporters to make such comments onthe GOP Majority web site. (Courtesy Colorado Senate Republicans)
Majority Republicans in the Colorado Senate asked for comments, so ProgressNow Colorado urged its followers to do just that. But that input probably differs – maybe even strongly differs – from what the GOP might have expected or wanted to hear. The Senate Majority sent social media messages on Monday, Jan. 9, asking people to […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

GOP consultant Dustin Olson stresses authenticity, ability to connect with stories

GOP political consultant Dustin Olson reflects on campaigns won and lost during an interview on Sept. 7, 2016, at a Denver coffee shop. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Republican political consultant Dustin Olson has been at the center of national politics and numerous local campaigns — he and his wife, Carolyn, just celebrated the 10th anniversary of Olson Strategies & Advertising, their Colorado-based firm — but it was a few days he spent touring Civil War battlefields and shopping at Wal-Mart with a […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

UPDATED: Police arrest Arvada man who threatened Sen. Laura Woods with ‘Bullet straight to the head’

Dylan Hopkins

Police arrested a 21-year-old Arvada man on Saturday afternoon on a charge of threatening the lives of state Sen. Laura Woods and her family in an electronic message. Dylan Seila Hopkins stands accused of sending an alarming Facebook message to Woods, an Arvada Republican, on Saturday morning warning that he would “grant you and your […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading