Election 2006: Gubernatorial race

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Gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes visits Craig

Governor candidate Dan Maes said it is time for Gov. Bill Ritter to “go home.”

Bill Ritter Jr.: Federal stimulus dollars and local impacts

Since President Barack Obama signed the Recovery Act into law in Denver in February, every community in Colorado has benefited from these investments. And that certainly includes Steamboat Springs and neighboring towns.

County Democrats host dinner

Colorado secretary of state, lieutenant governor among guests

On the heels of a 2008 election in which Democratic candidates carried Routt County in all but one race, the mood should be jubilant today at the Jefferson/Jackson Dinner, the local party's primary annual fundraiser.

Ritter signs yield-to-bus law

Legislation originated with Steamboat public works director

Colorado motorists must show buses greater deference under a bill that originated with a Steamboat Springs official and was signed into law by Gov. Bill Ritter last week.

Democrats host seniors lunch today

Free lunch isn't the only thing on today's menu for Routt County senior citizens.

Bill Ritter: Navigating an economic storm

Our country is in the midst of one of the worst economic crises in generations. For months, the national economy has been sliding backwards. Wall Street, Main Street, families, family-owned businesses and retirees all are struggling.

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Energy a DNC theme

Ritter joins Sen. Salazar in setting goals for renewable industry

Colorado's leading Democrats continued to exuberantly promote the state's developing renewable industry Tuesday, spotlighting solar and wind energy on the grand stage of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

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Ritter plugs tax-credit repeal

Gov. Bill Ritter touted Thursday a proposed ballot measure that would repeal a tax credit enjoyed by the oil and gas industry in Colorado but has some local government officials worried about how the resulting tax windfall would be divvied up.

Ritter announces $10 million energy initiative

Program will allocate funds for energy conservation, economic development and climate efforts

Today in Steamboat Springs, Gov. Bill Ritter said the New Energy Communities Initiative will help communities with the "greening" of public facilities, downtowns and homes.

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Ann Barney touched lives, hearts

Those who knew her will remember many things about Ann Barney, 19, who passed away Friday in a car accident near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Her smile. Her compassion for others. Her ability to make friends anytime, anywhere.

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'You are a priority'

Gov. Ritter addresses gamut of questions, concerns

Business leaders, political leaders and community members from Moffat and Routt counties didn't let Gov. Bill Ritter come to Craig without asking tough questions.

Man shot, killed in Colorado Capitol

An unidentified man armed with a gun was shot and killed outside Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter's office in the state Capitol on Monday, Ritter's spokesman said.

Jeannie Ritter eager to discuss mental health issues with public in Steamboat

Jeannie Ritter, Colorado's first lady, has made it a priority to understand the challenges Coloradans face with mental health issues.

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Ambitious agenda

Gov. Bill Ritter outlines energy, education, health care goals

The agenda is in place, but is the money? Speaking to a packed house at the Yacht Club restaurant Sunday in Steamboat Springs, Gov. Bill Ritter thanked Routt County supporters and outlined several goals for his newly born administration. Colorado's 41st governor said he plans to expand renewable energy, increase education funding and provide access to basic health care for all Colorado citizens by 2010.

Voters react to long lines

Following are comments of residents who waited in line for hours to vote Tuesday:

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