• Another Banner Year for Rocky Mountain National Park FORT COLLINS (AP) – Rocky Mountain National Park recorded nearly 4.6 million visitors last year, making it the third most-visited national park in the U.S. The park ranked below Great Smoky Mountains National Park with 11.4 million visitors and Grand Canyon National Park with 6.4 million. According to the National Park Service, the number of visitors ...
  • Reinsurance Bill Passed by Colorado Committee Denver—Western Slope communities might get a little financial relief from exorbitantly high health costs under a bill that was passed this week by the Health and Insurance Committee.  The so-called “reinsurance” measure introduced by Carbondale Republican Senator Bob Rankin when he was in the house, was defeated last year.  This year’s version however has gained ...
  • Changes in Store for Colorado Oil and Gas Industry DENVER— The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will soon have less authority when it comes to drilling operations near residential areas.  Democrat leaders are promising sweeping changes in the way the state regulates oil and gas. Gov. Jared Polis and top lawmakers are introducing a bill making health and safety the top priorities of ...
  • New Bureau of Land Management Field Manager Named for the Silt Office Silt—After a long search, the Bureau of Land Management has a new field manager for the Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt.  Colorado native and former Assistant Rifle District Ranger Larry Sandoval will be taking over.  Northwest District Manager Andrew Archuleta says “Larry brings a wealth of experience as both a resource specialist and ...
  • Craig Man Dies in Colorado Back Country STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) A man from Craig died after his snowmobile apparently broke down. Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers found the body of 64 year old Frank Yoast Friday afternoon near Dunckley Pass, west of Yampa. Search and Rescue President Jay Bowman says Yoast’s body was found farther up a trail from where his ...
  • Arrests Made in Multi-state Crime Spree ROSEBURG, Ore (AP) – Two men suspected in a crime spree across three states, including a deadly Colorado carjacking, have been arrested in Oregon. Oregon State Police said Sunday that 31-year-old Jose Lopez-Jovel and 30-year-old Matthew Anthony Fanelli are being held on multiple charges in separate county jails. Authorities say Lopez-Jovel and Fanelli are suspected ...
  • Colorado Court Rules to Allow Lawsuits in 2015 Planned Parenthood Shooting COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A Colorado appeals court has ruled that victims of the 2015 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs can sue the nonprofit organization over what they argue was lax security. The ruling reverses a lower court decision that said only the accused shooter, Robert Dear, was liable for the ...
  • Bustang sees a significant Passenger Increase in it’s 3 years of Service DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s intercity bus service has expanded rapidly across the state since its debut in 2015. Ridership on the Bustang service has increased from nearly 9,000 passengers in January 2016 to more than 21,000 passengers last month. CDOT will work with its Bustang contractor to bolster driver recruitment and ...
  • Popular Vote Bill Passes Colorado House DENVER (AP) – The Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a bill calling for Colorado to join other states in casting presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.  Gov. Jared Polis, says he will sign the measure.  Currently, the state’s electoral votes are cast for whoever wins in Colorado.
  • Red Flag Bill Passes in Colorado House DENVER (AP) – A Colorado House committee has passed “red flag” legislation that would permit the temporary seizure of guns from people deemed by a court to pose a threat to themselves or others. The House Judiciary Committee voted after hours of testimony for and against the bill on Thursday.  After a nearly 10 hour ...