Voting patterns and surveys show lawmakers are also the most polarized in state history, which can affect what laws pass.
Armstrong's 28-year political career ranged from the state legislature to the U.S. Senate. He headed Colorado Christian University before his death on July 5.
This weekend's appearance by presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Western Conservative Summit represents an opportunity for "healing," according to summit organizer Jeff Hunt.
The new documentary "Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado" explores why the state was the first to elect women to the state legislature.
Carlo Scarsella collects signatures for potential ballot measures in Colorado.
The Can You Not PAC discourages white men from running for office in Colorado's diverse districts. The group hopes to clear the lane for women and candidates of color.
All three Chaffee county commissioners met in Salida last week to change their registration from Republican to unaffiliated, reflecting their growing frustration with party politics.
Author Robert Goldberg wrote "The Hooded Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado." It reflects on when the movement held great sway in the state.