Colorado

Computer programmer gets 25 years for lottery scam

DES MOINES, Iowa — A former lottery computer programmer who admitted to rigging computers to enable him to pick winning numbers and cheat four states out of $2.2 million in several lottery games...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado won’t charge elector who wouldn’t vote for Clinton

Colorado’s top prosecutor won’t prosecute an elector who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton even though state law required him to. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday announced she won’t...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal insurance program for kids at risk

A 20-year federal health program that benefits children in low-income families could lose funding in December, officials report. The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discarded fishing line kills osprey in northwest Colorado

The Journal When monofilament fishing line is left along a lake or river it can be harmful to wildlife. In early August, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer Andrea Sponseller reported finding a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Working mom Sara Vaughn qualifies for world championships

DENVER – Her training runs involved pushing a jogging stroller loaded with enough snacks to keep her toddler content. Her core workouts featured exercises as her kids climbed on her back or even...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Colorado hunting ranch sues oil company over leak

The owner of a Colorado big-game hunting ranch has sued an oil and gas company over a pipeline leak that the suit says contaminated the property and killed its planned $5 million sale. Lawyers for...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walls of wonders: Dominguez and Escalante canyons

As the snow piles up, I think of warm desert hikes. One of my favorites is a place in Colorado that looks and feels like Utah, except rocks are gone. Dominguez Creek has some of the oldest rocks in...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Patient care shouldn’t be just a slogan

Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year old father, who in late April had a lemon-size cancerous mass removed from his brain. The man chose to have his...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Bear joins runners in Colorado Springs race

Some runners didn’t expect to see a bear on their Colorado race route. Donald Sanborn says he was about 5 miles into the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run on Sunday when the bear ambled across a...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled the government

The day after President Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, Jane Zelikova was “crying her eyes out” in her office at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. As a scientist researching how...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

In these Western cities, using less water costs more

Where you live has a lot to do with the price of the water that comes out of your kitchen faucet — but odds are, it’s getting more expensive. A recent survey of household water use shows an upward...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keep all the fish you catch, and be paid for pike

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced a couple of unusual fishing opportunities in reservoirs in the state.An emergency fish salvage at Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, west of Antonito in Conejos...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports