Author Archives: Nicole Cowan

Methane Ruling

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A federal judge in Wyoming has ruled that energy companies do not have to comply with a signature environmental rule from the Obama era involving methane waste. Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled Wednesday that Bureau of Land … Continue reading

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State Lawmakers Consider Misconduct Rules

DENVER (AP) – Separating legislative leaders from the disciplinary process for sexual and workplace harassment is one recommendation for Colorado lawmakers. A report by a Denver-based employment law firm presented Thursday also calls for public release of both investigative results … Continue reading

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Fund Management Feud at CU

BOULDER (AP) – The University of Colorado says it’s moving a majority of funds managed by the university’s student government over to the vice chancellor for student affairs. Chancellor Phil DiStefano says the university wants to take the burden of … Continue reading

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Governor Pardons Convicts

Denver—DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has pardoned 17 people he says have served their time, rebuilt their lives and are contributing to their communities. His clemency decisions affect individuals convicted of non-violent drug offenses and other crimes – … Continue reading

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Blagg Murder Trial

Golden— (AP) – A former FBI agent believes Jennifer Blagg wasn’t killed by her husband Michael, but by a child predator targeting her 6-year-old daughter Abby. John Larsen testified in the second murder trial of Michael Blagg, who is accused … Continue reading

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Garfield County Supports Natural Gas Market Study

Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a $5,000.00 contribution to help fund a Colorado Mesa University study that aims to explore other markets for natural gas. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the study is a collaborative effort with Southwestern … Continue reading

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No Second Mistrial for Blagg

Grand Junction/Golden—There will not be a second mistrial for convicted Grand Junction murderer Michael Blagg. The second trial for Blagg will continue in Jefferson County. District Judge Tamara Russell rejected a motion from Blagg’s attorney for a mistrial after his … Continue reading

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Garfield County Commissioner Says Progress Made in D.C.

Rifle—Garfield County’s issues and challenges were put before some “movers and shakers” in the nation’s capitol last week during the annual National Association of Counties Conference.  It remains to be seen if any actual moving and shaking will occur. Garfield … Continue reading

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No Booze on RFTA Buses

Glenwood Springs—It’s last call for drinkers on RFTA buses. Starting June 9th, alcohol consumption will be prohibited on all RFTA buses. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to ban booze. It’s an idea that has been tossed … Continue reading

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Colorado Spring Runoff Looking Bleak

Glenwood Springs—Unless the month of March brings snow to Colorado and a lot of it, spring and summer runoff is going to be a big disappointment. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, not … Continue reading

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