Colorado

Defendants outnumber the convicted in some rural jails

Colorado Public Radio DENVER – As state and local officials grapple with a jail overcrowding crisis across the state, some advocates are urging state judges to be more liberal about letting...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three restaurants compete in search for best green chile

Move over, New Mexico. Southwest Colorado has green chile fever. Three local restaurants are on the leader board in a USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice contest to name the best chile verde in...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West

Before the sun rises over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains east of Lucia Gaspar’s home in Alamosa, Colorado, she is making pancakes for her kids: Erick, 9, Alexandra, 8, and Anna, 7. By 7 a.m., all...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper signs Nowlin’s pet project, a police horse protection bill

A police horse protection bill conceived by Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 7. The bill – Crime of Cruelty to Certified Police Working...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group advocates for economic alliance across Four Corners

FARMINGTON – When Arvin Trujillo thinks about his kids, it focuses his mind on creating a regional economic alliance across the Four Corners, including tribal entities, to boost prosperity for all....

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

Because of the increasing popularity of antler hunting, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has enacted a regulation that prohibits antler and horn collection from Jan. 1 to April 30. The regulation, in...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan begins paying back taxes

Back taxes owed by energy giant Kinder Morgan have begun flowing into Montezuma County coffers. In December, the company cut a check for $1.38 million to the county owed from 2011, reports assessor...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The tiny plant that shapes the Colorado River

Head east from Glenwood Springs in western Colorado today, and you’ll encounter an isolated stretch of I-70 hugging the curves of the Colorado River. But 110 years ago, you would’ve hit “a thriving...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the town of Hesperus. He found an entire checklist of violations. Atom Petroleum, a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver suspected of killing two pedestrians pleads not guilty

A 77-year-old part-time Durango resident suspected of veering off north Main Avenue and killing two pedestrians last year is scheduled for trial in April after pleading not guilty Tuesday in La...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water projects for Rico, Sambrito Wetlands recommended for funding

The Southwest Basin Roundtable recommended for approval $194,000 worth of grants toward regional 2018 water projects during a meeting Wednesday in Cortez. The Roundtable also recommended the...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildlife officials in the United States declared Canada lynx recovered on Thursday and said the snow-loving wild cats no longer need special protections following steps to...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News