John Hickenlooper

  • Colorado charters credit union for pot industry Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    However, before it can open permanently for business, action is also required by the National Credit Union Administration and Federal Reserve. The Colorado Division of Financial Services issued the charter Wednesday to The Fourth Corner Credit Union, which could open in January, The Denver Post reported Thursday. Fourth Corner must get a master account from...

  • Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3- mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. Such opposition could be bolstered by Friday's U.S. Geological Survey report. Now state and federal officials are scrambling to...

  • Colorado Ag Commissioner John Salazar retiring Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar is retiring after four years leading the agency through restructuring and a listeria outbreak that threatened the cantaloupe industry. Salazar represented Colorado's 3rd District in the U.S. House for six years, working on the 2008 Farm Bill and other agricultural measures. John Salazar is the older...

  • Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    DENVER— Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird's habitat in parts of Colorado and Utah. Utah officials were also critical, with Gov. An estimated 5,000 Gunnison sage grouse remain in southwestern Colorado and...

  • DENVER, Aug 4- Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Monday he has brokered a deal between environmentalists and the energy industry that could avoid two ballot initiatives that would have curtailed oil and gas drilling.

  • Voters in Colorado and Washington state passed ballot measures in 2012 legalizing recreational marijuana use by adults. The first recreational pot stores opened in Colorado in January, and Washington is set to follow suit this year.

  • McCrory besting Dalton in NC governor fundraising Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.-- High-profile North Carolina Republicans are benefiting from a marked fundraising advantage over Democratic rivals entering the fall campaign's final days, led by gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory.

  • Colo. fire destroys dozen homes; others evacuated Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:11 AM ET

    WETMORE, Colo.-- A wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in and around a small southern Colorado town has damaged at least 14 homes, authorities said Wednesday. The 3 1/ 4- square-mile fire was burning near Wetmore, an unincorporated town in Custer County about 100 miles south of Denver.

  • Hundreds of new jobs to be announced in Denver Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    DENVER-- Colorado's governor is hinting that he'll announce hundreds of new jobs in an economic development announcement Friday. John Hickenlooper planned a Denver event for the announcement.

  • Okla., Colo. govs. report on 22-state CNG plan Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY-- The governors of Oklahoma and Colorado say their effort to encourage manufacturers to produce compressed natural gas vehicles is gaining momentum. Mary Fallin and Colorado Gov. Fallin says dealerships representing Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and Honda have submitted more than 100 bids.