Colorado Governor's Race

  • Governor candidate Democrat Cary Kennedy interview
  • Colorado Springs organization helps families get Christmas trees
  • Town of Hotchkiss hosts its annual Christmas meal

  • Representative Lebsock defiant, claims lie detector test exonerates him
  • Noel Ginsburg, candidate for governor, visits Paonia
  • Lawmaker who brought a gun to DIA won't be prosecuted
  • Delta County School District responds to Fisk lawsuit

  • Republican anti-immigration activist Tom Tancredo to run for governor
  • Conundrum Hot Springs will have permit reservation system next year
  • Over 50 thousand women in Colorado could lose birth control coverage
  • Lawmakers poised to introduce a variety of measures against opioids
  • Towns around the state becoming compliant with state marijuana regs

  • Democrats outpace Republican candidates in fundraising for Governor's chair
  • BLM official talks about Bull Mountain approval
  • Revised resource management plan still under review by BLM
  • Montrose outfitter, Indiana man charged with hunting violations

  • West Elk Clinic-Hotchkiss opens, dedicates cornerstone
  • 4 practitioners on duty at new Hotchkiss clinic, expanded services
  • Graham-Cassidy bill would leave over 450,000 without coverage in state
  • Walker Stapleton becomes 6th Republican to enter governor's race

  • Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne will run for governor's chair
  • Delta County gets new voting system, machines for next election
  • Average statewide temperature to increase by 5 degrees in next 30 years
  • Ute Council Tree in Delta will be cut down on Friday

  • Capitol Coverage beat reporter Bente Birkeland in studio
  • Governor's race, transportation, rural/urban divide all issues facing lawmakers
  • 25th annual Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is tomorrow

  • Paonia Trustee Bill Brunner resigns
  • Secretary Zinke recommends downsizing Bears Ears National Monument
  • Colorado falling behind other states in child welfare economics
  • Rivers at peak summer runoff, dangerous rafting conditions exist
  • Democrat Jared Polis throws hat into crowded 2018 Governor's race
  • Weather conditions prompt red flag fire warnings all over Western Slope

  • Budget passes state House, goes to final committee
  • Four bills aim to address campaign finance reform in state
  • Capitol Conversation about 2018 race for Governor

  • Non partisan rally planned Saturday in Cedaredge
  • New apps help seniors learn about Colorado history
  • Phylloxera found in three more Western Slope vineyards
  • First candidate for Colorado governor throws hat in ring

Colorado 2014 Election Results

Nov 5, 2014
vote, flag, voting
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Congressman Cory Gardner was elected to the U.S. Senate defeating Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. The GOP now controls the Senate

Governor John Hickenlooper has been reelected defeating Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. 

Ballot Initiatives 

Amendment 67, the personhood measure, failed.

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After four years in office Governor John Hickenlooper is facing the toughest campaign of his political career. A recent poll from The Denver Post shows his race against Republican former Congressman Bob Beauprez statistically tied. What's more, Beauprez is also making gains on Hickenlooper in the Denver metro area and in rural Colorado.

Beauprez: 'What I'm Doing Is Standing Up For Colorado'

Oct 16, 2014

Former Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez is facing a close race against Governor John Hickenlooper in his gubernatorial bid. Back in 2006, he made several missteps in his campaign for governor, but in this 2014 run he's run a much tighter ship.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014

  • Governor Narrows Gap in Latest Quinnipiac Poll
  • League Of Women Voters Informs Public On Ballot Issues
  • Oil & Gas Assoc. Drops Longmont Suit, City's Fracking Ban Still In Place
  • Interview with Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014

  • Commission is formed to bring down Colorado’s suicide rate
  • Area hospitals prepare for Ebola
  • Then we have a sit down interview with Gov. Hickenlooper

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beaupre squared off in an hour-long debate Thursday, hosted by the Coloradoan and 9News. In front of a packed audience in Colorado State University's Lory Student Center, the candidates discussed a wide range of topics from marijuana to curbing higher education costs, birth control and same-sex marriage.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Oct 13, 2014

  • Governor Hickenlooper and Congressman Beauprez have first televised debate
  • Results from the KVNF annual meeting
  • Amtrak's Southwest Chief line discussed
  • Community Hospital begins construction with $59 million loan

Marijuana Plant
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Ten months into legalization, marijuana continues to be a divisive issue at the state and local level.  

“I think any governor that looks at doing this before we see what the consequences are I would view it as reckless," Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says during Monday's debate. 

Politico's Manu Raju, the moderator, asks Hickenlooper if it was reckless to legalize marijuana in the state.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Oct 2, 2014


  • Colorado looks out for Ebola
  • GMO ballots raise national debate
  • Debates over governor’s seat
  • Rain may start to let up

While campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie refused to back down from his comments made earlier in 2014, criticizing Colorado’s quality of life after legalizing recreational marijuana.

“We’ve got to stop in public life worrying about making everybody happy and faking it, like we’re going to agree all the time,” said Christie.