Deputy to be taken off life support

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy shot by a teenage suspect will be taken off life support. Officials said Tuesday that Deputy Derek Geer was being kept alive so that he could donate...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

A haven for traffickers?

DENVER – Seeking a safe haven in Colorado’s legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state’s sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it...

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

Winter closures enacted to protect wildlife

Winter closures for regional public lands have been enacted. The House Creek road has been closed to motorized traffic beginning Dec. 1 to protect winter wildlife range for elk and deer. Also the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Budget, voting reforms urged

DENVER – A coalition aimed at examining reforms to budget and elections processes in Colorado identified restructuring a hospital fee and strengthening rules governing citizens initiatives as...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Mark Redwine files to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit in death of son, Dylan Redwine

Three years after his son Dylan Redwine’s disappearance, Mark Redwine has filed for dismissal of a lawsuit filed June 29 against him by his ex-wife, Elaine Hatfield Hall, for the wrongful death and...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Campaign seeks funding for licenses

DENVER – Immigrant-rights groups have launched a campaign to rescue a law that gives immigrants living in Colorado illegally the opportunity to get a driver’s license or state ID. Jennifer Piper,...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Father gets 15 years for pot shop robbery

Three months after his son’s sentencing for taking part in the same crime, Bayfield man Joe Riley Griffith was given 15 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections for his role in the Jan. 31...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Climate skeptics take fire seriously

DENVER – Even though the majority of people believe climate change adds to wildfire risk, those people are not any more likely to take actions to prevent wildfire damage, according to a new study....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Government wants protection restored for Utah prairie dogs

DENVER – A lawyer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told an appeals court Monday that a federal judge in Utah went too far when he struck down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

EPA rules extend to pesticides, petroleum

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency continued with new regulations this week, this time centered around protecting farmworkers from pesticides and curbing emissions from petroleum...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Rural, barking dogs may get shorter leash

When La Plata County residents outside municipal boundaries call in a dog-barking complaint, they get the same response: There’s nothing we can do. About 25 Humane Society officials, residents and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Serial shooter may be loose

LOVELAND – The Wednesday killing of a man on a sidewalk in this northern Colorado city has raised alarm that a serial shooter might be trolling the area’s roads after a bicyclist recently was...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World