Ideas abound for cash at Capitol

DENVER – You can patch a lot of potholes for $75 million. Or send thousands of kids to college on scholarships. Or give out some nice tax credits for parents with child care expenses. Or pay to...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Obscure law might force pot tax refunds

DENVER – Voters in November decided to levy hefty taxes on Colorado’s new marijuana industry when they passed Proposition AA. Now, the state might have to give all the money back. The reason is an...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Lawn-watering bill morphs into a study

DENVER – A water-efficiency bill from Southwest Colorado lawmakers narrowly survived Wednesday, providing a hint of the debate Coloradans will have this year about how they should use their water....

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Limits on use of phone use in cars eyed

DENVER – Colorado drivers would have to use a hands-free device to use their cellphones under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. The bill would make it illegal to use a handheld cellphone...

DATE: March 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Most gas leasing in state is on private land

GRAND JUNCTION – Leasing for natural gas in Colorado is a largely private affair, though it is less so in the northwest corner of the state, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Ninety...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Do you admire or envy the rich?

ASHBURN, Va. – The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and snow-blanketed fairways on his way to open shop. There’s...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Regional briefs

Black Forest fire department hires PR COLORADO SPRINGS – The Black Forest Fire-Rescue District has hired a public relations firm to deal with a spat with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office over...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Flood costs trouble farmers

LASALLE – It’ll be a drop in the bucket for the state’s overall farm economy. But for the individual farmers pushed out of their homes and kept out of their fields, the September flood’s effects...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Pot raids show industry remains risky in Colorado

DENVER – There’s money to be made in legal weed. But you better have a strong stomach for risk. That’s the message Colorado’s nascent pot industry is taking from federal marijuana raids in Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado gives 1st look at insurance enrollments

DENVER — Colorado released a first look Monday at how many people have signed up for health insurance using its new state exchange. Officials with Connect For Health Colorado said 226 people have...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Albuquerque mayor in re-election fight

ALBUQUERQUE – The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city hopes to overcome attacks on his handling of Albuquerque’s scandal-plagued police department and lackluster economic recovery to win a second...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

No impact expected from furloughs on the ski season

DENVER (AP) – A group representing the nation’s ski industry said Monday, Oct. 7, it expects no major impact on this year’s ski season because of federal furloughs, even though about a third of...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: State Nation World