• New Judicial District Proposed For Colorado DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers plan to push a proposal that would form a new judicial district, the state’s first in more than half a century. The plan calls for carving a new jurisdiction out of the growing 18th Judicial District, which encompasses Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties southeast of Denver. The district contains ...
  • CU-Boulder Fundraiser Effort Underway BOULDER (AP) – The University of Colorado has announced its most ambitious fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $4 billion. The university has already raised more than $2 billion in the quiet phase of the campaign, which has been ongoing since late 2013. University officials say they have now made the campaign public to ...
  • Colorado Supreme Court Sides with Oil & Gas Industry Denver—It’s a legal victory for Colorado’s oil and gas industry and a bitter defeat for environmentalists.  In a unanimous decision this morning, the Colorado Supreme Court overturned a state court of appeals decision that said the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission should be compelled to consider public and environmental health before issuing a new ...
  • Rifle ‘Totalizer’ Treats Tons of Sewage Rifle—Three billion gallons of sewage.  It’s a disgusting image but it’s a relief not a drop found it’s way into the Colorado River from the city of Rifle since 2009.  The totalizer, at Rifle’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility just rolled past the three billion gallon mark and the city is touting the milestone with some startling ...
  • Snowpack Improves Basalt—The snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed has increased in the last week to a healthy 106 percent of normal. Officials with the Roaring Fork Conservancy say every Snotel location in the valley showed increased snow water equivalent levels. River flows also saw a boost after the warmer temperatures loosened up a lot of ice ...
  • Rifle Chamber Director Steps Down Rifle—The Rifle Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new CEO. In a letter to chamber members, Board Chairman Rick Shaffer says Kasey Nispel is, “no longer with us.”  “We would appreciate the time to celebrate her tenure with us in a positive light and wish her and her family all the best.”  The details ...
  • Man Sentenced in 2018 Standoff with Police FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man accused of threatening to blow up his mother’s mobile home and barricading himself inside as police arrived has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.  44-year-old Joseph Norrie was sentenced Friday in connection with the March 2018 standoff with police. Officers on scene reported ...
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife sends a Reminder the Bureau of Land Management GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reiterated to the Bureau of Land Management that it wants to see regulators consider limiting oil and gas pads to one per square mile in critical big game habitat. Gov. John Hickenlooper raised concern last year in a letter to the BLM about its December 2018 ...
  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Frazee DENVER (AP) – The parents of a missing Colorado woman have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her fiance, who has been charged in the 29-year-old’s death. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Colorado’s federal district court on behalf of Cheryl and Darrell Berreth. The suit seeks unspecified damages against 32-year-old Patrick Frazee for Kelsey ...
  • Increased Avalanche Danger in Colorado’s Back-Country DENVER (AP) – The avalanche danger is elevated in western Colorado because of fresh, heavy snow and strong winds. The risk is highest in the back-country areas near Steamboat Springs, Gunnison, Aspen and Grand Mesa. The risk is ranked as considerable in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where a skier died in an ...