Colorado

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

La Plata County drone policy discussions begin

County officials took a first look Tuesday at a draft of regulations that provide an overview of privacy objectives, training requirements and general provisions of using drones the county...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado panel seeks to increase recycling as trash piles up

As Southwest Colorado’s population grows, the amount of trash generated could increase by 130 percent in the next nine years, a recent audit of area counties found. Across the five-county region,...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hillary Clinton fades among Colorado voters

DENVER – Republicans are gaining on expected Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in Colorado, according to an early poll released Thursday. Quinnipiac University found that the...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes contest accusations of retaliation against whistleblower

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe responded to claims it threatened retaliation against “whistleblowers,” asserting that the federal employees played a major role in gross mismanagement of the tribe’s...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secrets of the Saguache stone snakes: A remarkable mystery endures

There are secrets in the San Luis Valley at the northern edge of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. One of the most interesting is the riddle of large stone snakes, who built them, when and why. I...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels