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Here’s our recap of our best stories of the week from the Colorado Politics staff.

Colorado Daily Life

Breckenridge resident John Cutroneo commutes home from the grocery store following a day of skiing at the resort on Jan. 29 in the Valley Brook neighborhood in Breckenridge. Colorado's ski towns are popular places to visit and live, but home prices are beyond reach for many. 

> COVER STORY | Building answers to Colorado's mountain housing crisis

> INSIGHTS | The soul of politics and coming back from the dead

> TRAIL MIX | A party spokesman sends his apologies

> Q&A with Mike Krause | Minding the media on Colorado's center-right

> Hickenlooper set to announce presidential decision March 7 in Denver

Oil and Gas Drilling Colorado

Colorado Governor Jared Polis is surrounded by Senate and House leadership while he announces new legislation for oil and gas development during a press conference in the west foyer of the State Capitol on Feb. 28 in Denver.

> Colorado GOP chair candidate Ken Buck proposes installing Steve House as state party's CEO

> Lamborn votes against block on border declaration, but criticizes how Trump will use it to fund the wall

> Duran nabs Peña endorsement, swears off corporate PAC money in DeGette challenge (VIDEO)

> Polis: Measure shifting Colorado oil and gas regulation is days away

> DeGette: EPA 'sitting on its hands' on enforcement

> US Senate seeks federal data regulation that could preempt Colorado law

> Senate panel OKs expansion of Colorado driver's license program for undocumented immigrants

> Bill to let Coloradans with mental health disorders create advance orders headed to Polis' desk

> Bill banning e-cigarettes in most public places advances to Colorado House

> Colorado sex education bill advances in Senate (VIDEO)

> Colorado House committee approves 'reinsurance' bill intended to lower health premiums

> Douglas County Democrat Danielle Kombo jumps in race for Gardner's US Senate seat

> Bennet co-sponsors federal pot legalization bill

> Bill to ease foster kids' access to driver's licenses passes Colorado House committee

> Bill would extend statute of limitations for unreported sexual abuse in Colorado

> Colorado hospitals reject report claiming profits soared by passing on more costs to insurers' customers

> Safe haven bill clears Colorado House committee

> Bill to open files on police internal probes headed to Colorado Senate

> Bill setting limits on plastic straws dies in Colorado House committee

> Sen. Sonnenberg's plans to tap lottery funds for Colorado schools fails in Senate committee

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