The Unity Party, which passed the 1,000-voter threshold to qualify as an official minor party in Colorado last month, has the slogan "not right, not left, but forward."
The governor and legislative leaders from both parties are working on a tax plan to put before voters in November.
Voters in Hotchkiss, Buena Vista, Crestone, Julesburg, Poncha Springs and Silver Cliff weigh the lure of legal marijuana.
On the eve of his inauguration, the El Paso County Republican talked with Colorado Matters about his priorities for the term ahead.
So many problems with last spring's election has prompted the town to ask for outside help.
The task of redrawing Colorado's state legislative districts started with much bipartisan fanfare last year, when Governor John Hickenlooper gave the parties equal representation on the panel.