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Harriet Freiberger: Veterans — 100 years ago, 100 years from now

November 11, 2018 — One hundred years ago, the War to End All Wars ended. Soldiers sailed for home. Today, no living American possesses the memory of being one of the 3,000,000 who crossed the Atlantic to fight against Germany and the Central Powers. War has not ended. What

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Walker Stapleton: Government’s core obligations are fixing roads, funding education

October 28, 2018 — I am running for governor for three important reasons: my kids Craig, Coco and Olivia and all of Colorado's kids. I want all of our children to grow up in a state with abundant economic opportunities. Looking ahead, I am deeply concerned about the kind

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Jared Polis: Thriving public lands today, stronger water security tomorrow

October 28, 2018 — Our forests and our mountains where we fish, bike, hunt, ski, board, snowmobile and play are an iconic part of what it means to be a Coloradan. We owe it to ourselves and every future Coloradan to protect our public lands, particularly from being cut

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Alvin Rivera: All Colorado students should have access to CU higher education

October 27, 2018 — Institutional change is good. It revitalizes the soul of the institution and provides refreshing ideas and often new direction. With the resignation of current University of Colorado President Bruce Benton, effective July 2019, the CU system will likely undergo such a change. As a member of the Board

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Lesley Smith: I will fight for an affordable CU education

October 26, 2018 — The University of Colorado system is Colorado’s third largest employer and contributes $12 billion to the state’s economy, affecting all Coloradans. The Board of Regents hires CU’s president and manages the budget, including tuition. My name is Lesley Smith, and I'm running for CU regent

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Ken Montera: Every child has the right to fulfill their dreams

October 26, 2018 — I am running for University of Colorado regent at large (state seat) because CU changed my life. It not only built the foundation for my career but my entire life, and now I want to give back to my alma mater and the state I

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Jena Griswold: I’ll close lobbyist loopholes and stop secret political spending

October 24, 2018 — My name is Jena Griswold, and I am running for Colorado secretary of state. I fundamentally believe that every eligible Coloradan — Republican, Democrat and Independent, alike — deserves to have their voice heard in accessible and secure elections. As secretary of state, I will

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Wayne Williams: Election integrity, security, modernization among successes

October 24, 2018 — I might not be the loudest or most attention-seeking elected official you'll ever meet, but it is my goal to be the most effective public servant in our state. Since winning my first statewide campaign in 2014, I have transformed the often overlooked, but deeply

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Dave Young: Investing public funds safely, transparently and productively

October 23, 2018 — My name is Dave Young, and I am running to be Colorado's next state treasurer. I'm a native Coloradan, born in Denver and raised in Colorado Springs. I earned my undergraduate degree in mathematics in Fort Collins and my master's degree at the University of

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Brian Watson: Treasurer should focus on financial stewardship

October 23, 2018 — My name is Brian Watson, and I am running to be your next state treasurer. I grew up on the Western Slope of Colorado in the small town of Olathe and have lived in Colorado ever since then. From a young age, I learned the

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Opinion: Steamboat teachers organization urges ‘yes’ vote on Amendment 73

October 22, 2018 — We are writing to urge our community to vote “yes” on Amendment 73, also known as "Great Schools, Thriving Communities." One of our government's most important functions is to provide children with a high-quality public education. It is the backbone of our democracy — an

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Opinion: Five great years at Colorado Mountain College

October 21, 2018 — As the board of trustees of Colorado Mountain College, we have a solemn duty to advance the mission of the college, and, in doing so, serve the dozens of communities that make up CMC's vast geographic service area. This is accomplished in a number of

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Kristin Bantle: A new paradigm of transparency and accountability

October 17, 2018 — My core values are rooted in my community, expressed through my collaboration, heard when I communicate and demonstrated by my compassion. I have proven that I will stand up for this community, and I will continue to do so as sheriff. I possess the collaboration

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Garrett Wiggins: School and officer safety, combating opioid abuse among priorities

October 17, 2018 — One of my first vivid memories as a young child is that of a tall, fit, dark-haired man sporting a flat-top haircut, sharply-dressed in a Florida State Trooper uniform. He was getting into a shiny, fast car with cool graphics, lights and a siren. The

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Cari Hermacinski: Concrete changes to benefit all citizens

October 16, 2018 — This November, I am asking the citizens of Routt County to re-elect me as a county commissioner. As a fifth-generation native of the Yampa Valley, an attorney and a businesswoman in the telecommunications industry, I have a longterm commitment to our county and an experienced

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Beth Melton: An innovative leader for the future

October 16, 2018 — The oldest of five kids from a working class family, I grew up on a farm in rural Washington. From a young age, I learned the value of a hard day’s work, a strict budget and a strong community. These things are as important to

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Nicki Mills: Elect a mom with true life experience, compassion and common sense

October 15, 2018 — My name is Nicki Mills and I want to be your next Representative for House District 26. We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in America. With my life experiences, I believe that I truly represent the people of our

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Dylan Roberts: A track record of results for Eagle and Routt counties

October 15, 2018 — House District 26, Eagle County and Routt County, has been my home for almost my entire life. I grew up in Steamboat and now am lucky to live in Eagle County. It has been an honor to serve as the state representative for this district,

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Phil Weiser: I’m running to be the lawyer for all the people of Colorado

October 14, 2018 — In 2018, it is critical to elect an Attorney General who is committed to defending your rights and protecting our Colorado way life. I am running for Attorney General because I believe in the promise and potential of this office to fight for all Coloradans,

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Scott Tipton: Recreation economy vital to many Colorado communities

October 14, 2018 — Our country, our state and the 3rd Congressional District are seeing economic gains obtained due to pro-growth policies including tax reform, and I'm proud my votes have put more money into the pockets of hardworking Americans. Many Americans are small-business owners, and I used to

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