Colorado

Stalemate in D.C. leaves health insurance in limbo

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service What should you expect now that the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears dead – at least for the moment? Given how legislation...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

State considers using free resources instead of school textbooks

The Journal To address the cost of college textbooks, a Colorado Senate bill has established a council to evaluate the use of academic materials by colleges in the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

For Colorado farmers in crisis, a new hotline offers hope

DENVER — “The agricultural economic crisis is real. The resulting stress is real. Let’s TALK about it.” That’s the pitch on the Colorado Department of Agriculture website for a new program aimed at...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better

DENVER — Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working — and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Computer programmer gets 25 years for lottery scam

DES MOINES, Iowa — A former lottery computer programmer who admitted to rigging computers to enable him to pick winning numbers and cheat four states out of $2.2 million in several lottery games...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado won’t charge elector who wouldn’t vote for Clinton

Colorado’s top prosecutor won’t prosecute an elector who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton even though state law required him to. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday announced she won’t...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal insurance program for kids at risk

A 20-year federal health program that benefits children in low-income families could lose funding in December, officials report. The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discarded fishing line kills osprey in northwest Colorado

The Journal When monofilament fishing line is left along a lake or river it can be harmful to wildlife. In early August, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer Andrea Sponseller reported finding a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Working mom Sara Vaughn qualifies for world championships

DENVER – Her training runs involved pushing a jogging stroller loaded with enough snacks to keep her toddler content. Her core workouts featured exercises as her kids climbed on her back or even...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Colorado hunting ranch sues oil company over leak

The owner of a Colorado big-game hunting ranch has sued an oil and gas company over a pipeline leak that the suit says contaminated the property and killed its planned $5 million sale. Lawyers for...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walls of wonders: Dominguez and Escalante canyons

As the snow piles up, I think of warm desert hikes. One of my favorites is a place in Colorado that looks and feels like Utah, except rocks are gone. Dominguez Creek has some of the oldest rocks in...

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

Patient care shouldn’t be just a slogan

Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year old father, who in late April had a lemon-size cancerous mass removed from his brain. The man chose to have his...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living