The Coffmans celebrate a monumental 2014

The Coffmans celebrate a monumental 2014

While you were stumbling home from a raucous night on your couch debating the meaning of Carson Daly’s NYPD hat on the Times Square celebration last night, Colorado politicians were celebrating and making New Year’s resolutions.

Of course, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman hosted his 20th annual New Year’s Eve party, surrounded by friends and supporters.  While we love Cynthia Coffman every year, her recent Colorado Attorney General win gave this dynamic duo an extra reason to celebrate 2014.

We can only assume that Senator-elect Cory Gardner and his family toasted their own amazing year with his big win over Sen. Mark Udall and the arrival of a new baby.

Recently-elected state Rep. Jack Tate said he would party like it’s 1979.  We suspect that the way we partied in 1979 is significantly different than how Rep. Tate did, so we checked out the top happenings from 1979.   It was a tumultuous time – Iran took hostage 52 U.S. citizens. Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” was a top hit.  Disco was in full swing.  We just hope that Rep. Tate took no hostages last night.  His New Year’s resolution? Spend more time outdoors.  Great thought – maybe Speaker Dickie Lee Hullinghorst will convene session outside.  It would be like recess for our legislators.

Rep. Yeulin Willet rode bikes with his wife in Scottsdale, Ariz., which sounds a lot better than the frozen tundra we find ourselves in here in Colorado, and Rep. Kevin Priola has vowed to run a marathon, which sounds exhausting.

As for us, here at the Peak, our 2015 resolutions are to continue to hold the media accountable (no matter how much they squirm), pull back the curtain on Colorado’s political scene, and try to play nice in the sandbox.  Oh, who are we kidding.  We’re probably not going to play nice, but some New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. We promise to make it fun.