Colorado

Assemblies pick Colorado candidates for gubernatorial primaries

BROOMFIELD — A former mayor delivered a rousing speech praising President Donald Trump and helped hand a stunning defeat to Colorado’s moderate attorney general in the race to enter the state’s...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man with four DUI arrests gets 24 years in prison after fatal crash

A Montezuma Creek man with four DUI arrests has been sentenced to prison for causing a fatal crash in 2016 while driving drunk to the Ute Mountain Casino. Timothy Amos Merritt, 57, was sentenced to...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendants outnumber the convicted in some rural jails

Colorado Public Radio DENVER – As state and local officials grapple with a jail overcrowding crisis across the state, some advocates are urging state judges to be more liberal about letting...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former interior boss Gale Norton: Easterners don’t get rural Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – People in the East just don’t get the West, former U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton told the audience at Club 20’s 65th birthday party Friday night on the Western Slope. “Club...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three restaurants compete in search for best green chile

Move over, New Mexico. Southwest Colorado has green chile fever. Three local restaurants are on the leader board in a USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice contest to name the best chile verde in...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West

Before the sun rises over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains east of Lucia Gaspar’s home in Alamosa, Colorado, she is making pancakes for her kids: Erick, 9, Alexandra, 8, and Anna, 7. By 7 a.m., all...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper signs Nowlin’s pet project, a police horse protection bill

A police horse protection bill conceived by Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 7. The bill – Crime of Cruelty to Certified Police Working...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group advocates for economic alliance across Four Corners

FARMINGTON – When Arvin Trujillo thinks about his kids, it focuses his mind on creating a regional economic alliance across the Four Corners, including tribal entities, to boost prosperity for all....

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

Because of the increasing popularity of antler hunting, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has enacted a regulation that prohibits antler and horn collection from Jan. 1 to April 30. The regulation, in...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan begins paying back taxes

Back taxes owed by energy giant Kinder Morgan have begun flowing into Montezuma County coffers. In December, the company cut a check for $1.38 million to the county owed from 2011, reports assessor...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The tiny plant that shapes the Colorado River

Head east from Glenwood Springs in western Colorado today, and you’ll encounter an isolated stretch of I-70 hugging the curves of the Colorado River. But 110 years ago, you would’ve hit “a thriving...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the town of Hesperus. He found an entire checklist of violations. Atom Petroleum, a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News