$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

DENVER – A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Spaceport Colorado sells on the future of space travel

AURORA — There was a time we would have marveled at flying to 380,000 feet to experience the curvature of the Earth, weightlessness, and the darkness of space. In the next few decades, space travel...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Stapleton takes Club 20 limelight alone in governor’s race

Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton got a gift from his Democratic rival, Jared Polis: the lone spotlight on a high-profile stage. “I’m disappointed Congressman Polis chose not to be...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado students show gains in literacy on 2018 state tests

More than half of all Colorado students in third through eighth grades continue to fall below state expectations in reading, writing and math, according to results of state tests students took this...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Gov. John Hickenlooper makes plea to preserve domestic-violence funding

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is making his views known to Washington about domestic violence. Congress left for its August recess without reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Congress...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

2 charged with starting Colorado wildfire at shooting range

ASPEN – Two people accused of starting a wildfire near Aspen by firing incendiary tracer rounds at a shooting range have been charged. The Aspen Daily News reports that 23-year-old Richard Miller...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Feds hope to conduct horse roundups in Western Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – Federal land managers are hoping to conduct roundups to remove hundreds of wild horses in Western Colorado this year. The Daily Sentinel reports that the Bureau of Land Management...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Navajo Nation commemorates anniversary of 1868 treaty

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A group of Navajo runners had reached a dusty New Mexico hilltop while retracing a 400-mile desert route that their ancestors had crossed a century and a half earlier. That...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado girl, 4, dies after weight falls on top of her

GREELEY – Police in northern Colorado say a 4-year-old girl died after a barbell weight fell on top of her. The Greeley Tribune reports Aaliya Marie Montoya was playing with a sibling and a cousin...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado immigrant driver’s bill signed into law

DENVER – Immigrants who are in the country illegally but have valid Colorado driver’s licenses can now renew those licenses online or by mail. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Tuesday a...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Officials: Efforts failing to save U.S. West sagebrush land

BOISE, Idaho – Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Bear gets stuck inside Colorado mountain town post office

PITKIN – Officials say a postal employee arrived at work in a Colorado mountain town to find a black bear stuck inside the post office. A photo of the bear found Friday shows him on the ground amid...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World