• Colorado Moving to New COVID Phase
    DENVER—Colorado’s COVID-19 restrictions will transition from ‘Safer at Home’ to ‘Protect our Neighbors’ later this week. The less onerous phase will allow individual counties to make decisions about reopening businesses or social gatherings as long as local hospitals can respond to a resurgence in cases. Governor Jared Polis says it’s critical that local health officials ...
  • Trump Administration Cuts Oil & Gas Fees in Hundreds of Cases
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Government data show the Trump administration has awarded energy companies hundreds of breaks on payments for oil and gas extraction from U.S. lands and the Gulf of Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic. The breaks on payments are intended to help companies with workforce problems or other issues after the pandemic caused ...
  • Man Sentenced for Stealing Ancestral Puebloan Artifacts
    DURANGO (AP) – A man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for taking items from an Ancestral Puebloan ceremonial site at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado. Prosecutors say 57-year-old Lonnie Shadrick Winbourn, of Cortez, traveled to the monument several times in May and June 2017 ...
  • Denver Dismisses Curfew Violation Charges Against Protesters
    DENVER (AP) – The Denver City Attorney’s Office has dismissed 320 cases involving people who were arrested for violating a curfew during the height of protests over the death of George Floyd. The office says the city will contact those who were charged and offer them a chance to participate in a forum with the ...
  • Colorado House Approves Bill to Increase Low Vaccination Rates
    DENVER (AP) – After hours of contentious debate and objections by Republicans, Colorado’s Democrat-led House approved a bill designed to lift child vaccination rates that are among the lowest in the nation.  Today, the Senate will vote on an amended version that allows those who oppose vaccinations to try to put a repeal measure on ...
  • Many Cannabis Users Believe Driving Under Influence is Safe
    DENVER (AP) – A survey of Coloradans who use marijuana daily found many believe driving under the influence of the substance is safe. The Colorado Department of Transportation conducted the survey of 18,000 residents from 2017 to 2019. The department wants to build a public awareness campaign about the dangers of driving under the influence ...
  • Denver Broncos Take a Break from Football to Talk About Demonstrations
    (AP) – The Denver Broncos took a break from their usual videoconference football sessions Tuesday to talk about the nationwide demonstrations that were sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Team president Joe Ellis told players the team supports their efforts to fight racial injustice. Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated ...
  • Rescue Personnel Searching for Lost Tuber on Colorado River
    DENVER (AP) – Rescue crews are searching for a man who was reported missing after he was last seen on an inner tube on the Colorado River. A man in his 30s was seen near Radium in Grand County around 2 p.m. Sunday. People in the area contacted the Grand County Communication Center about a ...
  • Colorado Supreme Court Rules that Child Abuse Laws Can Not be Applied in the Womb
    DENVER, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled anyone injuring an unborn baby cannot be prosecuted for child abuse. The court’s 4-3 ruling is binding even if the infant is born and survives an in utero attack with lifelong injuries. The majority of justices found the state’s child abuse law is unclear whether ...
  • Former Gov. Hickenlooper Tries to Quash Ethics Subpoena
    DENVER (AP) – Former Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Senate campaign is asking a court to quash a subpoena requiring him to testify during tomorrow’s virtual meeting of the Ethics Commission. Hickenlooper’s campaign says the former governor is happy to testify in-person, but testifying online would violate his due process rights. The hearing involves a complaint filed ...