Colorado

New Public Employees’ Retirement Association report says unfunded liability reduced by $15 billion

DENVER – Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton remains at odds with members of the state’s retirement benefits board over the stability of the system. Stapleton’s comments come after the Public...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public asked help track Colorado wildlife

DENVER – Colorado wildlife officials are trying to turn visitors to state parks and trails into amateur naturalists, creating an app that can be used to photograph animals and create a database...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would allow lawsuits after Gold King Mine spill north of Durango

DENVER – State legislation has been drafted in an effort to pressure the federal government into quickly settling damage claims stemming from the Gold King Mine spill. Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose,...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

NORAD tracking Santa’s journey, taking kids’ calls

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Peterson Air Force base continued its annual holiday mission – tracking Santa’s storybook sleigh ride around the world. The North American Aerospace Defense Command...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado redistricting reform effort splits Democrats

DENVER – A proposed ballot question that would change congressional redistricting in Colorado is being rewritten to address concerns raised by black and Latino voters. The bipartisan proposal has...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is the West prepared for climate change?

Last Saturday in Paris, 195 of the world’s leaders reached a historic agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change — a...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Income, access hamper healthy living

DENVER – How much money you make and your ethnic background have a big impact on neighborhood infrastructure and your chances for a healthy life, according to a new report by the Urban Land...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The stories behind the skeletons

Forget “CSI” and “Bones.” Investigations pursued by real-life forensic anthropologists may not be solved in 45 minutes, but they reveal much more about the human condition than just whodunit. “We...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Impact of spruce beetle questioned

DENVER – Spruce beetle infestation may not be the wildfire culprit that experts have led Southwest Colorado to believe, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado budget proposal comes with cuts

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget writers on Monday unveiled a tough proposal for the next fiscal year, underscoring difficult cuts, despite rosier economic times. Facing a constitutional...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

State’s open carry law becomes focus after shootings in Colorado Springs

An emergency call moments before Saturday’s shooting rampage in Colorado Springs has sparked debate on how police should respond to armed people in public given Colorado’s open carry law. Naomi...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s parent settles billing complaint

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently implicated in a False Claims Act allegation for violating Medicare billing requirements, a Department of Justice investigation revealed Friday. Catholic...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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