Colorado State Capitol

  • Coloradans should see cuts in health insurance premiums starting next year
  • Tour guide at State Capitol shares history, secrets of the building

  • President Trump signs Colorado River drought management plan
  • Traveling geologist visits Crawford, talks history of North Fork Valley
  • Lawmakers grappling with new procedures to deal with complaints
  • Flood danger on West End greater due to large runoff

  • Partisan games at State House: Republicans have 2,000 page bill read aloud
  • Montrose County Commissioners step closer to declaring a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary
  • Delta County Commissioners hold work session about 2nd Amendment Sanctuary
  • Lawmakers pass bill to help young entrepreneurs
  • High schoolers around state set to walk out Friday in statement against climate change

  • Staff aides, workers at state capitol told not to talk with media
  • Lawmakers asked to pass aid for homeless bill for fourth time
  • Governor John Hickenlooper responds to rumors he'll run for President

A $6 million project to spiff up the state capitol is almost done. The two-year renovation of the building's signature gold dome is complete; inside the capitol workers are restoring both the House and Senate chambers.

Colorado's capitol opened in 1894 and has gone through a few restorations since then. The latest iteration restores the chambers to how they looked at the turn of the century.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015

  • Body found in Grand Junction
  • Norwood emergency medical service seeks tax payer help
  • San Miguel commissioners OK ballot question over their own term limits
  • Western Slope now home to a breast milk donation center
  • Olathe receives funds for Main Street improvement project
  • State Capitol building renovation wraps up

Governor Hickenlooper Sworn In For Second Term

Jan 14, 2015

Governor John Hickenlooper was sworn into office Tuesday for his second term, with the ceremony taking place outside the west steps of the state capitol. Several hundred people gathered to watch Hickenlooper along with other statewide elected officials take the oath of office.

"I believe that if we are willing to compromise and collaborate on what may seem like an imperfect solution, it is far better than if we cling to entrenched positions and work against one another in pursuit of different allegedly perfect solutions," said Hickenlooper. "Progress, even if incremental, is better than gridlock."

Colorado's state capitol is getting a major upgrade. A two-year renovation of the building's signature gold dome is complete and on the inside, work is underway on both the House and Senate chambers. Just like any remodeling project, some interesting surprises have been uncovered along the way.