Colorado Governor's Race

  • Colorado voters looking for specific changes from Governor candidates
  • Luke Runyon reports on stakes involved with Colorado River conservation
  • First ski resort in Colorado to open this weekend after snow in mountains

  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • First poll in governor's race, debates, and Governor Hickenlooper travels
  • Amendment 73 proposes to raise taxes on high earners to pay for schools

  • 416 Fire consumes two of the largest trees in the state; three others survive
  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • Financing the governor's race; homelessness in tourist towns on the rise
  • Site of Lake Christine Fire origin to reopen this weekend

  • Colorado River flow declines 15 percent in last century
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir facing record low levels this Fall
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area announces closures
  • Governor candidate Jared Polis talks Western Slope issues with KDNK

  • City of Aspen institutes mandatory water restrictions for first time
  • Climate change hurting Colorado's summertime outdoors economy
  • Governor's race most expensive in history, prompts calls for reform

  • Democratic nominee for Governor Jared Polis visits Delta for a town hall
  • Polis talks campaign finance reform at Delta town hall
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about using prescribed burns to fight wildfires

  • Democratic nominee for Governor Polis talks health care, education
  • H2O Radio reports on wildfires, climate change and water supply
  • Red Mountain Pass open after rockslides forced closures yesterday

  • Governor candidate Jared Polis visits Delta, talks fracking, gun control
  • Firefighters on Weston Pass witness dramatic weather occurence last week
  • Update on wildfires around the state; weekend rain helps battle blazes
  • Paonia woman will stand trial next week for January shooting

  • Democrats, Republicans hold rallies behind candidates for governor
  • Capitol Conversation disccusses high priced race for Colorado governor
  • At least 8 wildfires burning over 100,000 acres across the state

  • Missing Hotchkiss woman's body found in Utah; suspect turns himself in
  • Stapleton, Polis polar opposites running for Governor
  • Montrose commissioner, sheriff races still too close to call
  • Ballot printing error in Montrose due to incorrect bar codes

  • Big spending Jared Polis wins Democratic nomination for governor
  • Outspoken Walker Stapleton wins Republican nomination for governor
  • Paonia activist wins lawsuit against him, gives interview with KDNK
  • North Fork Activist hopes his story inspires others to talk truth

  • Three of four Republican candidates for governor have debate
  • Dry southwest, low snowpack, warm weather  contribute to fire danger

  • Democratic caucus voters select Cary Kennedy as frontrunner for Governor
  • Delta County Planning Commission re-aligned by County Commissioners
  • Planning Commission members respond to criticism about under representation
  • Senate GOP insists crime must be committed to expel a member from chamber

  • Governor candidate Democrat Cary Kennedy interview
  • Colorado Springs organization helps families get Christmas trees
  • Town of Hotchkiss hosts its annual Christmas meal

  • Representative Lebsock defiant, claims lie detector test exonerates him
  • Noel Ginsburg, candidate for governor, visits Paonia
  • Lawmaker who brought a gun to DIA won't be prosecuted
  • Delta County School District responds to Fisk lawsuit

  • Republican anti-immigration activist Tom Tancredo to run for governor
  • Conundrum Hot Springs will have permit reservation system next year
  • Over 50 thousand women in Colorado could lose birth control coverage
  • Lawmakers poised to introduce a variety of measures against opioids
  • Towns around the state becoming compliant with state marijuana regs

  • Democrats outpace Republican candidates in fundraising for Governor's chair
  • BLM official talks about Bull Mountain approval
  • Revised resource management plan still under review by BLM
  • Montrose outfitter, Indiana man charged with hunting violations

  • West Elk Clinic-Hotchkiss opens, dedicates cornerstone
  • 4 practitioners on duty at new Hotchkiss clinic, expanded services
  • Graham-Cassidy bill would leave over 450,000 without coverage in state
  • Walker Stapleton becomes 6th Republican to enter governor's race

  • Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne will run for governor's chair
  • Delta County gets new voting system, machines for next election
  • Average statewide temperature to increase by 5 degrees in next 30 years
  • Ute Council Tree in Delta will be cut down on Friday

  • Capitol Coverage beat reporter Bente Birkeland in studio
  • Governor's race, transportation, rural/urban divide all issues facing lawmakers
  • 25th annual Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is tomorrow

  • Paonia Trustee Bill Brunner resigns
  • Secretary Zinke recommends downsizing Bears Ears National Monument
  • Colorado falling behind other states in child welfare economics
  • Rivers at peak summer runoff, dangerous rafting conditions exist
  • Democrat Jared Polis throws hat into crowded 2018 Governor's race
  • Weather conditions prompt red flag fire warnings all over Western Slope

  • Budget passes state House, goes to final committee
  • Four bills aim to address campaign finance reform in state
  • Capitol Conversation about 2018 race for Governor

  • Non partisan rally planned Saturday in Cedaredge
  • New apps help seniors learn about Colorado history
  • Phylloxera found in three more Western Slope vineyards
  • First candidate for Colorado governor throws hat in ring

Colorado 2014 Election Results

Nov 5, 2014
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Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Congressman Cory Gardner was elected to the U.S. Senate defeating Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. The GOP now controls the Senate

Governor John Hickenlooper has been reelected defeating Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. 

Ballot Initiatives 

Amendment 67, the personhood measure, failed.

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After four years in office Governor John Hickenlooper is facing the toughest campaign of his political career. A recent poll from The Denver Post shows his race against Republican former Congressman Bob Beauprez statistically tied. What's more, Beauprez is also making gains on Hickenlooper in the Denver metro area and in rural Colorado.

Beauprez: 'What I'm Doing Is Standing Up For Colorado'

Oct 16, 2014

Former Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez is facing a close race against Governor John Hickenlooper in his gubernatorial bid. Back in 2006, he made several missteps in his campaign for governor, but in this 2014 run he's run a much tighter ship.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014

  • Governor Narrows Gap in Latest Quinnipiac Poll
  • League Of Women Voters Informs Public On Ballot Issues
  • Oil & Gas Assoc. Drops Longmont Suit, City's Fracking Ban Still In Place
  • Interview with Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014

  • Commission is formed to bring down Colorado’s suicide rate
  • Area hospitals prepare for Ebola
  • Then we have a sit down interview with Gov. Hickenlooper

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beaupre squared off in an hour-long debate Thursday, hosted by the Coloradoan and 9News. In front of a packed audience in Colorado State University's Lory Student Center, the candidates discussed a wide range of topics from marijuana to curbing higher education costs, birth control and same-sex marriage.