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The 2018 Colorado governor’s race could shatter spending records

Colorado’s race for governor has only just begun, but already political strategists in both parties expect the 2018 contest to shatter state spending records.

Fueling this belief is the entry of one — and possibly two — uber-wealthy candidates who could take advantage of Colorado’s campaign rules to overwhelm the opposition with money from their own pockets.

Who’s in first? Denver TV news programs slug it out amid digital revolution in viewing

At 6 a.m. each weekday, after pouring her coffee and patting her dog for a few minutes, Christy Moreno obsessively refreshes her iPhone for an email containing the previous day’s TV news ratings.

“I absolutely go through every show that we’ve got,” said Moreno, the news director at KUSA-Channel 9, Denver’s longtime ratings champion. “I take into account what kind of day it was. Was it a holiday? Was there a big sporting event? Was it raining?”

Colorado fourteeners: seriously everything you need to know before you go

They’re Colorado’s most iconic peaks, and if you haven’t already climbed one, it’s probably on your to-do list — after all, hiking 14,000-foot peaks, or fourteeners, is a rite of passage in this state.

People have skied all 53 (or more) of the fourteeners in winter, climbed stable spring snow to the summits. But for most of us, the peak season comes in summer, when the snow fades in late June, bringing the most straightforward access to our state’s highest summits.

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