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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Dems have financial lead in three state races, but GOP candidates have a strong ally

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Democrats have the financial lead in three tight races for the Colorado Springs state House and Senate, but the candidates might be battling more than their opponents' coffers heading into the November election. Republicans in three other El Paso County House races have taken...

  • Hickenlooper raises twice as much in quest for re-election

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper raised a solid half-million dollars last month in his bid to retain office, more than double what Republican challenger Bob Beauprez raised over the same time period. The two are locked in a close battle for the governor's office that ends in 

  • Gov. Hickenlooper doubles Beauprez in campaign donations

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper raised a solid half million dollars in August more than doubling the amount his Republican challenger, Bob Beauprez, brought in as the campaign heats up. According to campaign finance reports filed by midnight Tuesday, Hickenlooper brought in $536,452 in August...

  • The debate debacle: who is in, who is out

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    The first major political debates of the election season will take place over the weekend in Grand Junction, but most third-party and unaffiliated candidates will be on the sidelines. Harry Hempy, a Green Party candidate for governor, sent out a critical press release of the Club 20...

  • Ballot Countdown: Political news and events

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Debate slate begins in Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION - After months of campaigning, several statewide candidates will meet in Grand Junction on Saturday for their first debates, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. The debate also will include...

  • Family trying to raise money to pay for Fountain Marine's burial

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The wife of a Marine and longtime Fountain resident who died in a crash in Colorado Springs is trying to raise money to help pay for his visitation and funeral this week. Mark McCart, 23, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and enlisted in the Marines. After his service,...

  • Caly the cat among dozens of pets to find new homes at Colorado Springs shelter event

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Nine-year-old Caden Murphy did his part to empty the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter Saturday, walking out with an 18-month-old cat he named Calypso, or Caly for short. "I just liked her coloring and she's really playful," Caden said. Caly meowed softly from a...

  • Firefighters rescue two dogs that fell off a cliff along Fountain Creek

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Fountain firefighters rescued two dogs Saturday evening from a 30-foot sheer cliff along Fountain Creek after walkers spotted the dogs in a precarious position near 200 Fountain St. It took about an hour for the technical rescue firefighters to reach the German shepherd and blue...

  • Judge rules lawsuit challenging Aurora project can move forward

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A lawsuit challenging a portion of the multimillion-dollar incentive package offered to the developer of the proposed Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center in Aurora will go forward, according to a ruling Friday by Adams County District Court Judge Ted C. Tow. Aurora residents...

  • Billiards play prominently in dueling governor campaign ads

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper got lots of press for shooting pool with President Barack Obama in July at a Denver brewery but the photo op has inspired a negative ad going after the embattled Democrat and a recent response released Thursday. The Republican Governors Association is running...