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It has been an election year like no other, with COVID-19 adding complications and a controversial president increasing enthusiasm about voting.

Reporter Jon Murray dug into what that will mean for election night results – both statewide and nationally.
If you haven’t voted yet, our procrastinator’s guide online will give you the info you need to make informed decisions.

Meanwhile, Jon has the lowdown on what to expect once the polls close Tuesday at 7 p.m.

— Cindi Andrews, The Denver Post 

Election Day in Colorado: Here’s how to watch and interpret results — when we get them

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    Far-right conservatives see in Lauren Boebert the future of Colorado’s GOP

    On a bright October morning, with a gun on her hip and a Donald Trump “45” hat on her head, Lauren Boebert rolls up in a large SUV to a small park in the tiny western Colorado town of Collbran.

    She connects a phone to her loudspeaker and kicks off a hand-picked playlist with a hard-rock rendition of the national anthem turned way, way up. Nodding her head and mouthing the lyrics, a fired-up Boebert sets out to meet with voters who see in her the future of the state’s GOP. Continue Reading…

    The politics of climate change are shifting in Colorado

    Despite increasing acceptance of the science of climate change across the state, what to do about it remains a politically sensitive question. Read More…

    “That’s where my soul is”: How Grand Lake residents responded after the East Troublesome fire

    GRAND LAKE – The fog hugged this mountain community Wednesday morning, thick as the smoke that rushed through town just a week before, forcing longtime residents and second-home owners to grab old pictures and guitars, baby blankets and bottles of rum as they bolted south on Colorado 34 — the orange glow of the East Troublesome fire creeping menacingly over the ridge.

    But as the fog lifted, a clear blue sky opened up, the sun shimmering on the lake, warming the nearly empty downtown strip. Slowly, those who’d made their way back to Grand Lake headed to the Sagebrush BBQ and Grill in the center of town.

    It was the only place open for a bite or a stiff drink… Continue Reading…

    What dining outside in Denver will look (and feel like) this winter

    Sunday morning, with temperatures hovering below 15 degrees and snow falling, I nearly prompted the end of my relationship by insisting we drive across town to drink coffee and eat pastries, outside of a restaurant but inside a plastic greenhouse.

    Days after that experience left us stuffed and in surprisingly good spirits, I’m here to tell you that, when done properly, outdoor winter dining can warm even your partner’s cold heart. That it’s worth experiencing for yourself. Read More…

    Kiszla: CU Buffs and Cornhuskers should be playing football, instead of being stuck in conferences where they don’t belong.

    Colorado has never belonged in the Pac-12 Conference. Nebraska has never really felt at home in the Big Ten.

    All the Buffs and Huskers want to do is go out and play football. For bragging rights instead of money. Like CU and Nebraska used to, back in the glory days of Bill McCartney and Tom Osborne.

    In my dreams, the Buffaloes and Cornhuskers are on the football field this weekend, blocking and tackling each other with passion. Play the game in Boulder. Or Lincoln. Or between two pick-up trucks in the Julesburg Family Market parking lot, for crying out loud. Continue Reading…

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