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9 months 6 days ago

Air Force Game Notes at Colorado State, 1-18-14

GAME #17 Air Force Falcons vs. Colorado State Rams Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 4:05 p.m. at Fort Collins, Colo. ROOT Sports SITE Location.............................. Fort Collins, Colo. Arena............................................. Moby Arena Capacity.................................................... 8,745 RADIO Network....... Air Force / IMG Radio...

1 year 8 months ago

Trading for marijuana: Is this legal?

Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana. Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones...

2 years 1 month ago

Disaster ready child-care

DENVER (AP) - Colorado State University is leading a study on whether child-care centers in the state are prepared for disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it is funding the two-year study with a $30,000 grant. FEMA says it's the first of its kind in the nation. Lori...

2 years 6 months ago

Budget for Colorado State football staff pay rises

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State is paying new football coach Jim McElwain and his staff about $1.3 million more than what former coach Steve Fairchild and his staff received. The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/HjgtWG) that documents it requested under the Colorado Open Records Act show McElwain and his staff...

2 years 8 months ago

Many state offices will be closed Monday

Many state government offices will be closed Monday, in observance of Presidents Day. That includes driver's license offices, Parks and Wildlife Service Centers and state administrative offices. All Colorado State Parks will be open but visitor centers will be closed. State Troopers will also be on the job...

3 years 1 month ago

Two Colorado State players suspended after megaparty

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State linebacker James Skelton and defensive lineman Zachary Tiedgen won't play in Saturday's game against Northern Colorado following their recent arrests at an off-campus party that drew at least 2,000 people. The Denver Post reports that coach Steve Fairchild announced the suspensions Friday....

3 years 6 months ago

Hot in-state tuition debate gets a partial pass

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats in Colorado have given preliminary approval to a bill allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges. Republicans opposed the bill before a voice vote yesterday, saying it would provide an incentive for immigrants to come to the country illegally. The Democratic...

3 years 6 months ago

Bigger fights looming over state budget talks

DENVER (AP) - Colorado senators have given preliminary approval to a $7 billion budget plan, but not before Republicans presented amendments to forbid the state from contracting with abortion providers or from withholding funding from departments and universities. Those amendments failed yesterday. The Senate will take a final vote on...

3 years 9 months ago

Marijuana patients challenge new regulations

Some medical marijuana patients filed a petition yesterday to stop Colorado's looming regulations for how pot is sold. The group of marijuana patients have asked the state's Supreme Court to overturn large parts of two Colorado laws passed last year that will regulate the medical marijuana industry. The patients'...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado State Fair turns higher profit

More good news for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Recently released figures show the 11-day fair run this year turned a profit of roughly $980,000. That's up about $160,000 from the 2009 fair. General Manager Chris Wiseman says the fair saw higher food and carnival sales. However the rodeo...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Colleges bracing for lower state funding

Colorado colleges are bracing for lower state funding next year and some are drafting alternative plans to raise tuition by more than 9 percent. Rico Munn, director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, said Wednesday colleges may have their state funding cut from $705 million this year to...

4 years 1 month ago

State parks board considers higher fees

The Colorado State Parks Board is considering raising fees for entrance passes, some campgrounds and other facilities to make up for declining state funding. The board is meeting Thursday in Basalt. Members are looking at raising the daily entrance fee by $1 and camping fees at a dozen...

4 years 1 month ago

Record freshman class at CSU

A record-size freshman class has boosted Colorado State University's enrollment to the all-time high of 26,348. The enrollment is up 3.7 percent from last year. The number of freshman this fall is 4,472, which breaks the previous record of 4,404 in 2008. The incoming freshman class is 4.3 percent...

4 years 1 month ago

CSU welcomes record freshman class

FORT COLLINS Colo. (AP) - A record-size freshman class has boosted Colorado State University's enrollment to the all-time high of 26,348. The enrollment is up 3.7 percent from last year. The number of freshman this fall is 4,472, which breaks the previous record of 4,404 in 2008. The...

4 years 1 month ago

Hickenlooper announces education policy for Colorado

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is getting ready to unveil his education policy for Colorado. He'll be joined by his running mate, Colorado State University-Pueblo president Joe Garcia, at Monday's announcement at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. Two years ago as mayor Hickenlooper started a preschool stipend program...

4 years 1 month ago

Monday at the Colorado State Fair

The crowds will be smaller today, but the fun will be there for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Here's what's happening: Cowboys Kickin' Cancer Fundraiser/50th PRCA Dodge Rodeo 7:00 pm Rodeo from Rodeo Arena Stage - $10 regular rodeo ticket $50 ticket for special St. Mary Corwin...

4 years 1 month ago

This weekend at the Colorado State Fair

The Colorado State Fair is in full swing in Pueblo, including a Pancake Breakfast at the Gold Dust Saloon Saturday morning, followed by the State Fair Parade through downtown beginning at 10 am. Here's what's on the schedule this weekend-- Friday, August 27 Home Brew Competition...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado GOP in Arizona to talk about immigration

Colorado Republicans were in Phoenix Wednesday to learn about Arizona's new immigration enforcement measure and talk about crafting one of their own. Colorado Rep. Kent Lambert, who is running for Senate this year, says he plans to introduce legislation that matches Arizona's law "as identically as possible." Lambert...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado Springs woman named to state board

Cheryl Dingwell-Keckritz of Colorado Springshas been appointed to the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators by Gov. Bill Ritter. She's one of five new appointees. The five-member board is responsible for licensing mortgage loan originators and registering mortgage companies. The board also has the authority to enforce state license laws,...

4 years 3 months ago

Enter now for state fair chocolate contest

Love to bake with chocolate? Then the Colorado State Fair has a competition perfect for you. Registration is now open for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship. Bakers must submit a recipe with at least one all natural Ghirardelli baking product (chocolate chips, bars and/or cocoa), and up to 10 other ingredients....

4 years 4 months ago

Tax refund delays puzzle Revenue Department

Some Colorado residents are reporting longer delays in getting tax refunds and it's not clear why. The Department of Revenue can't say much about what's happening because it's only allowed to discuss tax returns with the taxpayers who filed them or their attorneys. The department says that 96 percent...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado jobless rate hovers around 8 percent

The Colorado unemployment rate held steady at 8 percent in May. That's slightly lower than 8.2 percent a year ago. The rate is adjusted for seasonal differences. Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Executive Director Donald Mares said Friday that the labor market is still weak, although hiring by...

4 years 6 months ago

New system saves Colorado postage fees

Under a new program Colorado state government is achieving thousands of dollars in savings on the postage costs of important mailings that it sends throughout the year. In partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Colorado recently became the first state to implement the Postal Service's National Change of Address...

4 years 7 months ago

Chrysler dealers get help from Colorado bill

Two Colorado auto dealers fighting with Chrysler after losing their franchises would get some help from a bill advancing at the Capitol. The Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan bill Tuesday. It would allow dropped dealers to seek termination payments from General Motors and Chrysler if their franchises are awarded...

4 years 8 months ago

State: Stimulus funds create, save 7,200 jobs

State officials say federal stimulus spending saved or created the equivalent of about 7,200 full-time jobs in Colorado the final three months of last year. State officials said Friday that roughly 70 percent of the jobs were positions retained in higher education and state prisons. A new report says that...

4 years 8 months ago

Gun lobby opposes CSU weapon ban

A Colorado gun lobby is threatening legal action against the Colorado State University System for its proposal to ban weapons from its Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses. The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group says university officials have not shown that banning guns on campuses would improve public safety and...

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