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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

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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 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

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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 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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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 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

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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