Colorado

Police shootings of Native Americans spark a movement

No one knows why, but when he heard the sudden blare of sirens behind him, Daniel Covarrubias began running. The 37-year-old was walking home from the St. Clare hospital in Lakewood, Washington, on...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers find relief in passage of hemp-water bill

The Colorado Legislature passed the hemp bill, SB 117, to protect hemp farmers who use federal water sources for their crop, in May. It recognizes industrial hemp as an agricultural product that a...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reports: Climate is shrinking West water supply

Picture a snowflake drifting down from a frigid February sky in western Colorado and settling high in the Rocky Mountains. By mid-April, the alpine snowpack is likely at its peak. Warming...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How private prisons became a booming business

Immigrant detention is now the fastest-growing form of incarceration in the United States, an increasingly lucrative business that costs taxpayers $2 billion per year. Its roots reach back to the...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

American artifacts: Collectors build museums to benefit local economies

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill said. Now, two Colorado native sons are practicing that wisdom by giving back to their hometowns. Both men...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Public banking turns to pot for capital

Last October, a couple from Philadelphia traveled to Sebastopol, California, a quiet town 50 miles north of San Francisco, to buy pot. They’d arranged the deal beforehand, the mood soured. Gunfire...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Broncos Day in Cortez draws a crowd to Parque de Vida

The Broncos' Salute to Fans tour The Denver Broncos are in town today as part of their annual Salute to Fans tour.Several players and cheerleaders, along with the Broncos mascot, Miles, will spend...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montana uses gun laws to defend sanctuary cities against Trump

San Francisco is suing over President Donald Trump’s executive order against “sanctuary cities.” The order, signed in January, defined “sanctuary jurisdictions” as any that “attempt to shield...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

American artifacts: Two Colorado collectors build museums to benefit local economies

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill said. Now, two Colorado native sons are practicing that wisdom by giving back to their hometowns. Both men...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Churches in West regroup in sanctuary movement

In 1981, Jim Corbett, a Quaker activist who lived in Tucson, Arizona, learned of a Salvadoran refugee who had been caught by the U.S. Border Patrol. Hoping to help the man fight deportation, he...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FOIA request filed for comments on Silverton Mountain’s heli-skiing expansion

After being denied access to public comments made on the proposed heli-ski expansion near Silverton, the San Juan Citizens Alliance has filed a request to force their release. “In ten years of...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Measure to boost affordable housing killed in Denver

DENVER – A measure aimed at boosting affordable housing by reforming costly lawsuits against builder died Monday in a Senate Committee on a 5-2 vote. Senate Bill 157, , part of a four-bill package...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News