Hickenlooper seeks help for long-term unemployed

Associated PressDENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration wants to help people who have been unemployed at least 26 weeks find jobs with a $3 million initiative aimed at connecting them with...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Riding the mayoral election high into 2015

DENVER – Mainstream political candidates continue to grapple with the impact of the marijuana vote in Colorado. Three friends and business colleagues from the Colorado marijuana world have all...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Have the number of feral horses become a problem?

SALT LAKE CITY – State wildlife officials are supporting Utah ranchers and county leaders who are threatening to break federal law and round up wild horses this summer if federal officials don’t do...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Mental-health treatment void in Colorado

A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead. It is the physical mark of a besieged mind. Meredith, who is 29, started bashing himself in the head...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

State’s key mental-health system put on hold

Tom Sullivan knows the value of getting treatment for mental-health problems. His son Alex was killed in the Aurora theater massacre in 2012, the victim of a man who seemed to think he was Joker in...

DATE: March 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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