Colorado

Decision on future of sheep grazing pushed back

The U.S. Forest Service has delayed its expected winter announcement on the future of domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, and now expects a decision “in the next few months.” In...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transportation bill calls for state sales tax increase

The long-awaited transportation infrastructure funding bill that was introduced Wednesday night calls for a state sales tax increase. House Bill 1242, which uses a mix of existing revenue and a...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado switchblade legalization awaits governor’s pen

DENVER — Switchblade knives are closer to being legal again in Colorado. The state House voted 59-6 Thursday to repeal the state’s prohibition of the folding knives with blades that pop out from...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp study for animal feed heads to Colorado governor

DENVER — Colorado livestock could be eating hemp under a bill that awaits the governor’s signature. The state House voted 63-0 Friday to direct the Colorado Department of Agriculture to study the...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally’s future may be in jeopardy

Rumors have been circulating that the future of the Ignacio-based motorcycle rally on Labor Day weekend may be in jeopardy. The owner of the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, Johnny Valdez, has not...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado House approves 16-plant home pot limit

DENVER – Colorado is moving to curb the nation’s most generous marijuana allowance for medical patients growing their own plants. The state House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill limiting...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why are fire seasons longer? People.

Over three months in 2016, the Soberanes fire burned 132,127 acres of central California’s coast, blazing through dry swaths of dense chaparral, mixed hardwood timber and redwoods. Costing $260...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western governors see a partner in EPA’s Pruitt

Just a few days in office, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency hosted an early Sunday morning breakfast for 11 Western governors. Scott Pruitt told them face-to-face what...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The gap between conservatives and conservationists

While the Bundy family’s exploits in Nevada and Oregon have drawn new attention recently as trials proceed, the Sagebrush Rebellion has been advancing steadily on another front in Utah. Over the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado may hit brakes on tax break for electric vehicles

DENVER – If you are looking to claim the tax credit for purchasing an electrical vehicle you might want to grab your checkbook and head down to a dealership.The Colorado General Assembly is eyeing...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Right to repair bill dies in Colorado House committee

DENVER – The third in a series of bills aimed at resolving Colorado’s construction defects litigation issues was killed Wednesday night in a House committee on a 6-3 party line vote. House Bill...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Pagosa Springs Medical Center opts out of aid-in-dying

A third Southwest Colorado hospital has opted out of providing services under the aid-in-dying law, which was approved by Colorado voters by a 2-to-1 margin in November. On Tuesday, the Upper San...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News