Colorado

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

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