Colorado

Two wildfires in western Colorado are contained

The 36,520-acre Bull Draw Fire, which started July 29 from a lightning strike, is now 100 percent contained after receiving more than 5 inches of precipitation from recent storms, according to the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper’s office labels ethics complaint a political stunt

DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office on Friday called an ethics complaint filed against him a stunt aimed at influencing the November election. Gubernatorial spokeswoman Jacque...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado prosecutor: Marijuana laws too loose

DENVER — Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Moose population swells at Colorado national park

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Holzwarth Historic Site in the Kawuneeche Valley on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park is unusually quiet for a mid-August night. At the height of summer tourist...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday – two hours instead of three – after a change announced earlier this month aimed at making worship more manageable for...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Faith

Mormon leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

SALT LAKE CITY – The president of the Mormon church reiterated last weekend that he wants members, the media and others to use the faith’s full name, saying nicknames are “a major victory for...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Faith

Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in desert

PHOENIX – Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man linked to Pagosa hot springs gets 18 months for tax evasion

A former Pagosa Springs man who committed tax evasion, which included income from the Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison and one year of probation....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day, which has been celebrated at Fort Lewis College in place of Columbus Day since 2016, included a Parade of Nations with some Native American students in traditional clothing...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Wildfires don’t hurt hot real estate markets

More people than ever want to live on the wild edges of Western cities, despite the risk wildfires pose to their homes. A recent study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of newborns exposed to pot in Colo. exaggerated, but data lacking

When one Colorado hospital reported 50 percent of babies born in a single month had marijuana in their systems, a public health hysteria took root, with the image of a statewide epidemic of high...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango dismisses citations against homeless protesters

Durango prosecutors have dismissed charges against eight homeless people who were cited with trespassing on public property during a protest they held Aug. 24 opposing the city’s camping ban. The...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News