• ‘No Break’ Policy Scrubbed State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked. Staff at the institute contacted a Pueblo newspaper numerous times over the weekend to complain about the administration. Employees say administrators told them no breaks would be allowed in any units that were under-staffed. The hospital’s acting superintendent, ...
  • RMNP Conviction Upheld An appellate court in Denver has upheld the conviction of a Colorado man who pushed his wife to her death from a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Harold Henthorn’s conviction Wednesday, saying the judge in the case properly allowed evidence that included the similar circumstances surrounding the ...
  • Colorado V.A. Wait Times Numbers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show wait times for medical appointments at veterans facilities in eastern Colorado and the Denver area are among the worst in the nation. veterans have seen little improvement in the three years since a national scandal erupted over the problem. The average wait for a primary care appointment at ...
  • Prosecutor Clears Martin Garfield County Commission Chairman John Martin has been cleared by a special prosecutor appointed to look into allegations of felony embezzelement leveled at Martin during last year’s election. Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown, a Democrat, says no charges will be filed in connection with the allegations made by Garfield County Democratic party leaders and the ...
  • GWS City Council/Arts Center The Glenwood Springs City Council is holding off on making any decisions about terminating city contracts with the Glenwood Arts Council – at least for another week. The council decided at their meeting last night to wait until after the arts council and its’ general membership can hold a meeting on August 1st to discuss how ...
  • Redwine News Conference Prosecutors handling the case against Mark Redwine for the 2012 murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan declined to pinpoint any definitive motive for the killing during a press conference Tuesday. La Plata County District Attorney Christian Champage mentioned the existence of compromising photos of Mark Redwine which were discovered by his son, but he declined to ...
  • Town Moves to Regulate Fracking A front range town has updated its public health and safety code so it can locally regulate the fracking industry. Erie trustees on Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing the town to consider complaints against fracking-related odors. The measure is the region’s first step toward local regulation of the fracking industry. The decision comes two weeks after trustees failed ...
  • Colorado Health Care Audit Colorado’s state health insurance exchange is in a position to be financially sustainable through 2019 – but changes to the federal health care law could easily jeopardize that scenario. That’s according to a state audit presented to lawmakers on Tuesday. The audit warns that changes to the Affordable Care Act could cut revenues for the state exchange ...
  • Support for Beating Victim Residents in Eagle are rallying together to support a local woman who was savagely beaten early this week while doing her job as a bartender. Locals have started a GoFundMe account for Dita Richterova, as well as a fund at the Brush Creek Saloon in Eagle where she works. Richterova was the only employee in the bar ...
  • Carbondale Robber Sentenced One of two culprits involved in an armed robbery of a Carbondale convenience store last winter was sentenced in District Court yesterday. 19-year-old Nicholas Ameral was sentenced to 6 years in prison for robbing the Cowen Center Convenience Store at gunpoint back in February along with his cousin Benjamin Weeks. After the hold-up, when the cousins ...