Thursday night, House Republican leader Patrick Neville stood before a room of Rocky Mountain Gun Owner members and pledged to support their efforts to recall his colleagues, not just with a public statement, but by providing the campaign’s “infrastructure.”
State Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Fort Collins) made national headlines over the weekend for appearing to threaten 9News anchor Kyle Clark after he highlighted her calls for parts of Colorado to secede over what she views as overreaching oil and gas regulations.
The Colorado Catholic Conference, an organization representing the state’s Catholic bishops, is urging parishioners to “call or email their elected officials” to urge them to support legislation outlawing the death penalty in Colorado.
After a successful fundraising drive last year led by local Republicans, Colorado Springs portrait artist Sarah A. Boardman was commissioned to paint a portrait of President Donald Trump for the Colorado Capitol. She’s putting the finishing touches on her work, which she says will done by the end of the month. Boardman also painted a portrait of President Barack Obama, which hangs at the Capitol. Read more about Boardman here.
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder says he’s getting “threats” for denouncing the El Paso County Commission’s vote to become a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary,” under which the county would reject state laws affecting guns.
In calling off a merger with religiously-affiliated hospital group Centura Health, Grand Junction’s Community Hospital will remain free to offer reproductive health services like birth control and sterilization to its patients.
After a handful of Colorado counties declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, rejecting a proposed law that allows judges to take guns from dangerous people, a Colorado lawmaker now wants her county commissioners to consider not enforcing state laws regulating the oil and gas industry.
House Minority Leader Patrick Neville’s threats to recall his own colleagues aren’t just words anymore. He’s endorsed his caucus’ fundraising committee, run by his brother Joe, which has launched recall efforts against at least two Democrats.
State Senator Vicki Marble (R-Fort Collins), the third ranking member of her party’s leadership team, proposed secession as “recourse” to a “global agenda,” represented by a bill to strengthen health and safety rules for the oil & gas industry.
The oil and gas industry, and its Republican allies, are returning to the tactics they used in 2008 when they opposed new oil-and-gas regulations proposed by the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission, which had been reconfigured the year before.