Colorado groups oppose cuts to SNAP benefits

DENVER – Groups that advocate for children, the elderly and people with disabilities are rolling up their sleeves in the wake of the budget passed last week in the U.S. House of Representatives....

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado lawmakers return to fix a pot tax error

Whatever plans Colorado lawmakers had for the first week of October, they are ruined now. All 100 legislators return to the Capitol for a special session Monday. Gov. John Hickenlooper called them...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Gardner, Bennet support immigration act

Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner on Tuesday signed on as co-sponsors of the DREAM Act of 2017 after President Donald Trump announced he would phase out a program that shields young...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Study: Outdoor recreation industry generates billions for Colorado

DENVER – Colorado consumers spend $28 billion annually on outdoor recreation, according to a sneak peek released Tuesday of an economic impact report by the Outdoor Industry Association. In return,...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Hickenlooper unveils efficiency program

DENVER – The state of Colorado will partner with the University of Denver to create a Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL) to evaluate how the state’s tax dollars are being spent and measure...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Aztec family of four dies in fiery head-on crash

ALBUQUERQUE – An Aztec family of four and another driver died Friday night in a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 550 about 15 miles south of Cuba. Jimmie and Melissa Crawford and their children, Grant,...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

What the Navajo Generating Station will leave behind

The smokestacks of the Navajo Generation Station rise 775 feet from the sere landscape of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, just three miles away from the serpentine, stagnant blue wound in...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Hospitals could lose $264 million under proposed budget

DENVER – The state’s budget is rounding into form and hospitals appear to be taking the biggest hit. That is because lawmakers working on the budget opted to not collect $264 million from the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Supreme Court wants feds’ view on mine spill lawsuit

DENVER – The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Justice Department on Monday to weigh in on New Mexico’s lawsuit against Colorado over a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and in Utah....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado’s U.S. attorney stepping down after 6 years

DENVER – U.S. Attorney John Walsh, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor during the state’s trailblazing experiment in legal marijuana, is stepping down. Walsh, who served for six years, announced his...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado’s new lieutenant governor takes office

DENVER – The new Colorado lieutenant governor who took office Thursday said that efficiency will be her top job. Democrat Donna Lynne replaces former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, who left office last month...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: State Nation World