• Denver Zoo Welcomes First Birth of the New Year DENVER (AP) – A two-toed sloth has been born at the Denver Zoo. The zoo's sloth named Charlotte gave birth to the baby on Sunday. The mother and her baby made their public debut together on Thursday. The baby sloth is the zoo's first announced birth in 2018. Zoo officials have yet to name the baby or announce ...
  • NEWS DENVER (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new technology to explore the polluted mysteries inside old mines. Officials say robots could get into tight spaces with bad air quality to investigate contaminated water flowing below mountains in Colorado and elsewhere. Understanding what's inside the mines can help officials prevent or clean up spills ...
  • Oil and Gas Drilling Issue Goes Before State's High Court Denver— The Colorado Supreme Court will consider a dispute over how much weight should be given to public health and the environment in decisions over oil and gas drilling. The court announced  today that it would hear an appeal of the case. It stems from a 2013 request by six young people who wanted the Colorado Oil ...
  • Dakota Pipeline Shooter to Be Sentenced BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A judge has scheduled a May 31 sentencing for a Denver woman who pleaded guilty in a shooting during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Thirty-eight-year-old Red Fawn Fallis could face up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors have agreed to recommend no more than seven years. ...
  • Flags Lowered in Honor of Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy DENVER (AP) – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered all flags on state buildings lowered in honor of a sheriff's deputy shot and killed in Thornton. Hickenlooper says all flags should remain lowered until sunset on the day of Adams County Sheriff's Deputy Heath Gumm's funeral. The order comes as officers search for two more ...
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Comes Close to Visitation Record FORT COLLINS (AP) – Rocky Mountain National Park almost set another visitation record in 2017. The park's visitation last year was less than 2 percent shy of the 4.5 million visitors it saw in 2016.
  • Representatives Push for Marijuana Policy BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Colorado Rep. Jared Polis are leading a bipartisan push urging President Donald Trump to reinstate an Obama-era policy discouraging federal prosecutors from targeting individuals involved in the marijuana trade in states that have legalized the drug. Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational ...
  • Warren Miller, Filmmaker, Dead at 93 ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) – Warren Miller, the prolific outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to the skiing life that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. He was 93. His family says in a statement that Miller died Wednesday evening at his home on Orcas Island. A World War II veteran, ...
  • Backcountry Skier Killed in Avalanche Silverton—A Durango man is the first Colorado avalanche victim of 2018.  According to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, 27 year old Able Palmer was killed Sunday in a slide near Silverton.  The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says Palmer was skiing south of Red Mountain Pass in an area known as “Sam's Trees.”   About 20 ...
  • Colorado Supreme Court Abortion Lawsuit Decision Denver—A lawsuit filed by former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton over abortion funding was dismissed today by the state Supreme Court. Today's ruling upheld other judges' dismissals of the lawsuit that said the use of taxpayer dollars to fund Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood was in direct violation of the state constitution. The lawsuit, filed in ...