Best of the Week logo

Here’s our recap of our best stories of the last seven days from the Colorado Politics staff.


Texas city beats Denver to host National Medal of Honor Museum

> Acting BLM chief has long list of Colorado ethical red flags

> Former Colorado House Speaker, Denver representative Ruben Valdez dead at 82

Lifetime achievement award fitting for Valdez

Ruben Valdez, Rep. Laura DeHerrera, D-Denver, Rep. Doug Wayland, D-Denver and Rep. Wayne Knox, D-Denver, pose in front of the House chambers in the mid-1970s.

> Leo Lucero, a Pueblo lawmaker who championed education and racial equality, dies at 91

> Campaign to let Colorado keep TABOR refunds kicks off in Denver

> Lakewood mayoral candidates talk housing cap, crime on Colfax, affordable housing

> Colorado transportation forum focuses on saving lives — and a trooper's worst day

> Veteran news leader named Colorado Politics managing editor

> COVER STORY | Plain talk about the challenges facing rural Colorado

> INSIGHTS | Colorado recall bids lacked powder and a spark

> TRAIL MIX | Gardner's foes play the percentage game

> LYNN BARTELS | Community news is reborn in North Denver

james ranch

The cattle check out a visitor to their green grass in a field at the James Ranch outside Durango. (Christian Murdoch, The Gazette)

> Hancock to proceed with search for new Denver sheriff, even as council weighs changing how post is filled

> Denver City Council passes new law raising minimum age to buy tobacco, vaping products to 21

> Denver negotiating agreement over development of Park Hill Golf Club

> Denver City Council could get expert advice, without mayoral approval, under proposed charter change

> Colorado's Bennet raises $2.1M for presidential campaign in 3rd quarter

> Rep. Chris Hansen to run for Sen. Lois Court's Senate seat in Denver

> Colorado's Approval Voting Party achieves minor party status

> Cory Gardner, other GOP senators face minefield with Trump impeachment push

> Utility's move away from coal-fired power could hasten shutdown of Colorado plant

Hickenlooper is only Colorado Democratic Senate contender to skip climate forum

> Agriculture groups endorse Colorado ballot measure on sports betting

> Colorado voters prioritize outdoor issues when voting, advocacy group's survey says

> Rancher, water expert wins key endorsement for southern Colorado Senate seat

> El Paso County Democrats retract request for Polis town hall

> Most of Colorado begins new water year in low-level drought

DAVID RAMSEY | Washington Post reporter reveals thrills, chills of covering Donald J. Trump

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.