The Rocky is an interesting paper. They have hands down the best local/state political coverage in the state, they run circles around the Post in this regard. However their editorial stances are reliably right-wing and John Temple and Vincent Carroll are generally far-right in their view points. It's definitely a mixed bag but if you want to follow state and local politics the Rocky is the best paper in town, just don't read the Opinion section. It's almost a Colorado version of the Wall Street Journal - great news coverage and a down right nutty Op-Ed section.