Governor Polis Signs Bill to Address Highway Infrastructure

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law an ambitious transportation funding bill that addresses Colorado’s long-neglected highway infrastructure while promoting programs to wean residents from their gas-guzzling vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Polis signed the bill Thursday during a ceremony shaded by an Interstate 70 overpass in the unincorporated … Read more

Rockies Find Success on the Road versus Brewers

DENVER (AP) – Germán Márquez allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, C.J. Cron ignited a five-run first with a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 for their fourth consecutive victory. Garrett Hampson followed Cron’s slam with a homer, and Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak to a career-best 14 … Read more

Local Representative Was One of Twenty-One to Vote Against Recent Legislation

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was one of 21 members of Congress to vote against legislation this week to honor police officers who defended the Capitol during and after the Jan. 6 insurrection. The first-term Republican congresswoman argues that the Democratic-introduced bill is politically motivated.  Boebert objected to the bill … Read more

High School Girls Lacrosse Playoffs

LAKEWOOD—The  Roaring Fork Rams’ bid for a state title came to an end with yesterday’s 15 to 8 loss to Rams of Green Mountain High School.  Meanwhile, the second seeded Aspen Lady Skiers had a first round bye in the 4A state tournament.  Tomorrow they will host number 10 Castle View on Saturday.

Record Heat Blasts Western States

PHOENIX (AP) – Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits. Record daily highs have been seen this week in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Utah … Read more

Aspen Skiers Advance in 3A Soccer Playoffs in Dominant Fashion

MANITOU SPRINGS—The Aspen Skiers, seeded 15th in the 3A state tournament, defeated the number 2 team in the state, the Maintou Springs Mustangs, 5 to 1.  How shocking is this?  Manitou Springs had only surrendered ONE goal all season long. Jennifer Ellis and Zea Anderson scored first half goals to lead the Skiers’ attack and … Read more

Western Cities Try to Prepare for Expansion in the Near Future

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Cities in the U.S. West are preparing for considerable growth in the coming decades despite a historic drought and shrinking water supplies. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are working to ensure they have the resources, infrastructure and housing supply to meet growth projections while balancing conservation. Their efforts are constrained … Read more

Broncos Start The Off Season with a Full Backfield

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Running back Melvin Gordon looks buffer and happier going into his second season in Denver. The former Chargers running back also has a new look as he cut his famous dreadlocks much to the chagrin of his father. Gordon says he dad warned him he would “lose the power of Flash” … Read more

Nikola Jokic Headlines a Surprising “All-NBA” Team

(AP) – Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Here’s the rarity: The MVP runner-up was not a first-team selection. Jokic headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Tuesday night, but Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid – who was … Read more

Rockies Rally To Beat Padres

DENVER (AP) – Ryan McMahon homered, tripled and drove in four runs as the Colorado Rockies rallied from an early deficit to beat the skidding San Diego Padres 8-4. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 20th home run of the season for San Diego, which has lost 11 of 15. McMahon went 3 for 3 … Read more