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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Analyst: Close race should get Lamborn to ‘show some leadership’

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Political analysts say that Doug Lamborn's close win of Tuesday's primary election was the closest race for an incumbent in the relatively short history of Colorado's 5th Congressional District. "Joel Hefley was once challenged, but he didn't even make it through the primary...

  • Lamborn withstands Rayburn challenge in 5th Congressional District, blames Obama for close call

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Congressman Doug Lamborn showed his vulnerability Tuesday night, winning his GOP primary by a slim 4 percent margin over his perennial challenger Bentley Rayburn, a retired Air Force two-star general. Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado Springs, has held office since 2007, and...

  • U.S. Rep. Lamborn will be in D.C. on election night

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Tuesday is the big day for a handful of Colorado Republicans in primary elections, but Congressman Doug Lamborn, who is facing Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn, will be in Washington D.C. on election night. Lamborn’s campaign spokesman Jarred Rego said the congressman is flying to the...

  • Handful of GOP races still up for grabs with election looming

    Updated: Sun, Jun 22, 2014

    Republicans have three days to make up their minds in a handful of contested primaries throughout the state and county, and the political frenzy has arrived as candidates make last-ditch efforts to sway voters. "Advertising has sort of ramped up," said pollster and political analyst...

  • Airport Road closed for four hours after car crashes into building

    Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    A car crashed through a fence, into a white Cadillac and into a condo building Saturday evening, injuring three people and closing Airport Road for more than four hours. Luci Maxim lives in the Valley Hi Condominiums and came running when she heard the crash. She said a red Chrysler...

  • Woman killed on I-25 after driver falls asleep at the wheel

    Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    A 37-year-old woman from Mesa, Ariz., was killed Saturday morning in a crash caused by a sleeping driver on Interstate 25 near Walsenburg. Sherridan Appell was riding in a 2006 Chrysler Sebring headed north on I-25 when the driver of a Chevy Cobalt fell asleep at the wheel and swerved...

  • House District 15 GOP primary heats up

    Updated: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    The state House District 15 race has turned ugly in Colorado Springs with attacks against candidate Gordon Klingenschmitt's military record and his opponent Dave Williams' age and predominately self-funded campaign. Both candidates are seeking to win the GOP nomination on June 24 to...

  • Ballots in uncontested races costly but required by law

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    The primary ballot for Democrat and American Constitution party voters in El Paso and Teller counties have not one contested election for voters to decide. Yet, state law requires counties to send ballots to all registered voters for those two parties. In El Paso County that cost...

  • Colorado Springs youth center allegedly 'out of control'

    Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Sonja Goldinak describes the job she left a year ago as a "war zone." "It's been totally out of control. If we could run out of the room or duck faster, that was what kept us from getting hit," she said. Goldinak worked for eight years as a special education teacher at Spring Creek...

  • Limited tickets remain for Lamborn-Rayburn debate

    Published: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    A limited number of tickets will be available at the door Monday night for the political debate between Rep. Doug Lamborn and retired Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn. The two are running in the GOP primary June 24 for the 5th Congressional District. The winner will face Democratic...