Former Governor and Democrat John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday that he will be running for Senate against Republican Sen. Cory Gardner.Presidential candidate Kamala Harris was quick to offer her support. With Mitch McConnell blocking pretty much every good idea in the book, taking back a Senate majority has never been more critical. @Hickenlooper can help us win one & will be a fantastic U.S. Senator. So watch his video and chip in a few bucks if you can. https://t.co/sLGmsX0Ujv— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 22, 2019 Many of the early reactions on Twitter Thursday morning were praise for the decision, which is unsurprising given how many Twitter users called for him to run for senate after he dropped out of the presidential race. Awesome. John Hickenlooper is running for U.S. Senate: "I’m not done fighting for the people of Colorado" https://t.co/XNVcrqkDT2— Jana Lynne Sanchez (@janasanchez) August 22, 2019 Several users were quick to point out that … [Read more...] about Hickenlooper’s Senate announcement yields mixed reactions
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Several Denver City Council members are calling for a crackdown on flimsy plastic grocery bags that are fated for landfills.City Councilwoman Kendra Black said she’s working with Councilwomen Debbie Ortega and Stacie Gilmore to draft a bill to ban single-use plastic bags.The details of the proposal have yet to be worked out, Black said. It might not be an outright ban; instead, the council members might propose charging shoppers a fee for disposable bags.“We’ll come to the council with a few different options, and then we’ll decide which one of them we want to move forward with,” she said. Bill setting limits on plastic straws dies in Colorado House committee Black hopes to introduce the bill this fall. She's reached out to the state retail and restaurant associations to gather input. "We’ve just gotten accustomed to the convenience of (the bags), but they’re really not necessary," she said. "Most of them end up back in the waste … [Read more...] about Is the end near for plastic grocery bags in Denver?
Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order Wednesday to amp up Colorado's efforts to protect migrating wildlife and people from hazardous encounters.The order calls on state agencies to identify wildlife migration patterns and respond with policies and legislation that could separate animals from people and traffic.In the four-page order, Polis directs:The Colorado Department of Natural Resources to compile a report on big-game migration patterns and provide it to Polis by April 1.DNR to "identify policy, regulatory and legislative opportunities to ensure ongoing conservation of seasonal big game habitat and migration corridors based on the latest available scientific data."Colorado Parks and Wildlife to include migration corridors in its public education and outreach.The Colorado Department of Transportation to "incorporate ongoing consideration of big game migration into all levels of its planning" to reduce collisions.Read the full executive order by clicking … [Read more...] about Polis signs executive order to protect wildlife
A roundup of traffic in Colorado Springs and road conditions around the Pikes Peak region on Wednesday.11:25 a.m.A crash is blocking part of the intersection of North Nevada Avenue and Austin Bluffs Parkway. Northbound traffic on Nevada and westbound traffic on Austin Bluffs is blocked. The left southbound turn lane of Nevada and left eastbound turn lanes of Garden of the Gods Road are also blocked.Crash N. Nevada and Austin Bluffs, blocking NB Nevada and WB Austin Bluffs. Also affecting SB Nevada left turn lanes and EB Garden of the Gods left turn lanes.— Colo Spgs Traffic (@CSTMC) August 21, 2019Click here for the Gazette's interactive traffic map.Click here for statewide road conditions by Colorado Department of Transportation. Forecast: Evening storms likely Wednesday, high temps continue … [Read more...] about Traffic: Crash blocking intersection near UCCS
A hiker became stranded Monday on the north side of Pikes Peak and spent the night before calling for help, according to El Paso County Search and Rescue.Teams responded about 3 p.m. Tuesday to the hiker who was trying to summit Pikes Peak via the Bottomless Pit and "got pretty close" to the top, search and rescue said in a Facebook post.No injuries were reported. Couple rescued after Jeep rolled 450 feet down steep terrain Colorado man injured by lightning strike … [Read more...] about WATCH: Stranded hiker on Pikes Peak rescued by search and rescue