- Business In Politics
The American Legislative Exchange Council wrapped up its annual meeting in Denver on Friday, and activists say they’ll keep watching as the group’s agenda unfolds in coming months.
The national organization, funded by more than 300 corporations and conservative foundations, brings lawmakers and campaign contributors together to review so-called model legislation to be introduced in multiple ...
- Utah Man Guilty of Killing GJ Woman
A man accused of cutting up the body of a Colorado woman and hiding her remains in a suitcase after she overdosed on drugs in Utah has pleaded guilty to charges in the case.
50-year-old Raymond Cordova, of Grand Junction pleaded guilty in Utah this week to desecrating human remains and obstructing justice.
Cordova is scheduled to ...
- National Park Funding
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks.
Zinke made the announcement Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park, joined by Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner.
The funding would go to 42 parks in 29 states.
The Interior Department says in a release that Congress has provided $20 million, ...
- Fort Collins Fire
Authorities have lifted evacuations prompted by a wildfire burning south of Fort Collins.
The fire burned almost half a square mile of brush-covered foothills, triggering an evacuation south of Horsetooth Reservoir that was lifted Saturday night.
Fire officials estimated that the fire was about 40 percent contained.
Helicopters have been using Horsetooth Reservoir to scoop up water to ...
- Tubing Fatality
Jefferson County authorities say a Castle Rock man has died while inner tubing in the Platte River – the state’s third fatal tubing accident in a week.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that the 43-year-old man drowned near the Platte River campground.
Authorities say the man had been tubing Saturday afternoon with his fiance and ...
- Mark Redwine Arrested for Son’s Death
The case has haunted investigators and the public for almost half a decade, and it may now be one step closer to being solved. Police have arrested Mark Redwine for the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son Dylan – almost 5 years after the boy disappeared
Mark Redwine’s arrest Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, follows a grand ...
- Canyons of the Ancients National Monument no Longer Under Review
WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide.
Zinke said Friday that when he and President Donald Trump launched the review of 27 national monuments designated by previous administrations, “we absolutely realized that not all monuments are the same ...
- Durango Mother Sentenced
A mother from Durango who pleaded guilty to charges related to a crash that left her 8-year-old daughter dead has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation.
The victim’s father, Douglas Martinez, wrote in a court testimony that the sentencing highlights Neysha Candelaria’s “long history of failing to protect her children.”
- Durango Marijuana Buffer
The Durango City Council unanimously this week voted to uphold “as-the-crow-flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers.
After hearing from city staff and residents opposed to any changes in the current regulations, the council decided Tuesday to leave the measurement for buffers in place.
The council was considering changing the ...
- Banker Survey Plunges
Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Colorado
The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June’s index of 50. The index ranges between 0 and 100, with any number ...