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2008-08-05 12:00:59

By STEVE TERRELL Republican makes few references to oil in spot By Steve Terrell The New Mexican After nearly two months of television ads by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall, his Republican opponent Steve Pearce launched his first TV ad, talking up nuclear energy and blasting "far-left environmentalists." Pearce's 30-second ad is titled Nuclear. It begins with the candidate speaking against a lush landscape of green grass and trees. "It may not be politically correct, but...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

Gov. Bill Ritter's administration, along with thousands of others, submitted protests Wednesday to the Bureau of Land Management over a federal plan to open public land on the Roan Plateau near Rifle to natural gas extraction. Opponents turned in more than 17,000 protests and said it shows that local communities want stronger protection for the Roan, a region treasured by hunters and environmentalists that also is a vast storehouse for natural gas. The BLM is offering oil and gas leases...

2008-07-18 12:01:08

By Matt Hildner, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 18--ALAMOSA -- Bob Schaffer, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, swung through the San Luis Valley Thursday, stopping in at an Alamosa senior center along the way. Energy concerns topped the list of those who turned from their bowls of lunchtime chile to chew on the candidate's ear. Schaffer, who's taking on U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo., for outgoing Republican Sen. Wayne Allard's seat, asked people at one table if they...

2008-07-07 09:00:26

By Lynn Bartels Go to Fandango.com to buy a movie ticket and there he is, Democratic Senate candidate Mark Udall. Same with YouTube and other Web sites. Udall's campaign has turned to the Internet for an advertising blitz that puts the candidate's face on more than 250 Web sites. Browsers who click on Udall's ads are sent to his campaign Web site, which recently received rave reviews from a blog that grades such sites. "We hear people say they see Mark's ad in lots of places," said...

2008-07-04 09:00:39

By Tony Massaro In its June 28 editorial, the Rocky Mountain News expressed a shocking lack of faith in the voters of Colorado ("Buying into the Big Oil smear"). While the television ad from the League of Conservation Voters lays out facts and trusts voters to make their own decisions, the Rocky seems to believe that voters cannot be trusted to look at the evidence and draw their own conclusions. While we disagree on the abilities of Colorado voters, on two points, we do agree:...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

By Matt Hildner, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 2--Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo., called Tuesday for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to lift a moratorium on applications for solar projects. Udall, who's made the production of alternative energy a centerpiece of his Senate campaign against Republican Bob Schaffer, issued the request in a letter to Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne. The BLM announced in May that it would defer all new applications for rights of way for solar...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

By John Norton, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 2--The Defense Department agency responsible for weapons destruction programs in Pueblo, and at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky, reaffirmed to Congress this week that it is not going to finish the work by a treaty deadline of 2012. It was the same message former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gave Congress two years ago. The Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program report also stated that meeting a separate 2017...

2008-06-18 09:00:27

Female Hollywood power brokers are backing Democratic U.S. Senate candidates looking to take on GOP incumbents, sources told a political Web site. The Politico.com Web site, citing unnamed sources, said 100 of the film and television industry's most powerful politically active women are banding together to revive a Reagan-era Hollywood coalition in an effort to elect a veto-proof Democratic majority to the U.S. Senate. The Web site said the group includes such women as songwriter Marilyn...


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