The Sunriser | Lauren Boebert wins Republican primary

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Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, center, greets supporters during a primary election watch party Tuesday in Windsor. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert decisively won the six-way Republican primary in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. The win makes her reelection to Congress — albeit in a different district — highly likely. The large primary field split the anti-Boebert vote, and none among the group could match Boebert’s fundraising ability and name recognition among voters.


Here’s more from our politics team Jesse Paul, Sandra Fish and Brian Eason, with help from reporters Erica Breunlin and Jennifer Brown:

Workers continue working on the Middle Bridge of U.S. 50 on June 11 at the Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison County. CDOT is hoping to open the bridge to limited traffic by July 4. (Don Emmert, Special to The Colorado Sun)

State and federal officials have known for decades about problems with bridges constructed with a faulty welding technique. So why were the issues with the U.S. 50 bridge over Blue Mesa Reservoir not found earlier? Nancy Lofholm digs into it.


Wind power’s contribution to Colorado’s electricity in 2001

Wind power’s contribution to Colorado’s electricity in 2023

One mainstream presidential candidate is a constant critic of wind power, the other spends billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies to promote it. Who’s right? We can’t cover it all in one article, but Michael Booth can look at the role wind power plays in Colorado.


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