March 26, 2013 3:51 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado public schools and colleges are set to get more money in next year's budget, and state employees will get their first pay raise in years, as lawmakers prepare to vote on the state's spending plan. The Senate kicks off debate on the budget Wednesday with more... more »
February 22, 2013 1:28 AM
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... more »
August 27, 2012 4:21 PM
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... more »
April 30, 2012 6:55 AM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The lawyer for a CSU football player accused of attacking fellow students and using steroids and marijuana has denied the claims on behalf of his client. Attorney Erik Fischer says junior linebacker Mike Orakpo never threw a punch and was defending himself after being tackled... more »
March 27, 2012 10:34 PM
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... more »
March 2, 2012 8:04 AM
DENVER (AP) - Female lawmakers in Colorado are donning antique hats and giving out cupcakes to mark 100 years since the election of Colorado's first female state senator. Helen Ring Robinson was elected in 1912 as a Democrat from Denver. Ring was elected was 19 years after women earned the... more »
February 16, 2012 1:27 PM
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... more »
October 1, 2011 8:06 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Jabari Carr hauled in a go-ahead TD pass from Matt Faulkner with 54 seconds remaining to help San Jose State snap a 16-game road losing skid with a 38-31 win over Colorado State on Saturday. The Spartans (2-3) have now won back-to-back games for the... more »
September 9, 2011 11:22 PM
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.... more »
May 15, 2011 3:03 PM
DENVER (AP) - A major improvement to a state computer system used to process applications and renewals for food stamps, medical aid other state programs is set to be completed by the end of the month.
The Denver Post reports the upgrade that had been promised for last spring... more »
April 16, 2011 3:26 PM
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... more »
April 9, 2011 12:19 PM
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... more »
January 8, 2011 5:32 PM
DENVER (AP) - State Senate President Brandon Shaffer says he's tired of Colorado being a test lab for proposed constitutional amendments pushed by special interest groups around the country, and he wants to raise the bar.
Colorado's constitution has been amended over 50 times in the last 30 years.... more »
January 6, 2011 11:13 AM
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'... more »
January 1, 2011 5:38 PM
DENVER (AP) - State parks in Colorado may be closed, while others could be opened up for oil and gas drilling to raise money for the cash-strapped parks system.
Deep budget cuts to the parks system have prompted a five-year plan to close several parks to save money. The... more »
November 29, 2010 7:12 PM
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... more »
October 20, 2010 9:44 AM
I popped open Yahoo first thing Tuesday morning to check my email and was greeted with a photo of Colorado's beautiful capitol building, positioned at number one in its news wheel. Beneath it was the headline: 11 State Pension Funds that May Run Out of Money.
Bad day for... more »
September 30, 2010 8:20 AM
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... more »
September 25, 2010 9:13 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Ben DeLine kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired, Pete Thomas and Raymond Carter each had three touchdowns and Colorado State defeated Idaho 36-34 on Saturday to end a 12-game losing streak. DeLine, who kicked two other field goals, missed a point-after attempt that... more »
September 16, 2010 10:28 AM
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... more »
September 10, 2010 8:56 AM
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... more »
September 9, 2010 6:43 PM
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... more »
September 7, 2010 8:36 AM
Authorities say a pickup drifted off a Colorado highway and crashed, killing a University of Wyoming football player and injuring three teammates.
The Colorado State Patrol says Ruben Narcisse, 19, of Miami was killed in the crash early Monday. Trey Fox, 19, of Glenwood Springs, Christian Morgan,18, of Aurora,... more »
September 6, 2010 3:40 PM
The 2010 Colorado State Fair ends today Sept. 6--and the latest figures show more people went to this year's fair. Overall attendance is up 26,561 visitors, with a total of 470,907 fair goers during the first ten days of the fair. Based on data from the past five years, Labor... more »
September 2, 2010 8:04 PM
A little beagle is becoming quite the spoiled pup at the Colorado State Fair. He was found lost last week and it turns out his master is a cowboy living hundreds of miles away. The beagle's name is Wiley and he's 9 months old. He's been getting the royal treatment... more »
August 31, 2010 10:45 AM
Many of Colorado's state parks still have camp sites available for the Labor Day weekend.
Arkansas Headwaters, Yampa River, Crawford, Eleven Mile and Mancos state parks are among the sites that still have spaces open all three days.
But others are already full for the three-day weekend. They... more »
August 30, 2010 3:54 PM
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... more »
August 30, 2010 8:28 AM
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... more »
August 27, 2010 2:21 PM
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... more »
August 26, 2010 2:50 PM
The Colorado State Fair officially kicks off in Pueblo this weekend, but tonight visitors can rides the carnival rides at a discounted price. Details are below, also scroll down to learn about gate admission and transportation. SNEAK PREVIEW NIGHT: The carnival will be open on Aug 26. from 5 p.m.... more »
August 19, 2010 8:11 AM
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... more »
August 13, 2010 10:53 AM
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,... more »
August 11, 2010 1:46 PM
Dr. Joe Garcia will continue in his duties as president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, while running for lieutenant governor of Colorado on the democratic ticket.
The CSU Board of Governors voted Wednesday morning in Pueblo to allow Dr. Garcia to continue in his post, using vacation time and other... more »
July 2, 2010 3:25 PM
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.... more »
June 18, 2010 1:56 PM
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... more »
June 18, 2010 1:52 PM
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... more »
June 16, 2010 5:12 PM
Time is running out for those who plan to see a concert at the Colorado State Fair to get a discount ticket. The lineup includes a variety stars like Charley Pride, America, Smokey Robinson and Queensyrche. The deadline for discount tickets is June 19, 2010, at midnight.
The popular... more »
May 26, 2010 1:09 PM
Tickets will go on sale June 5, for concerts and other kinds of entertainment at the Colorado State Fair .
Entertainment ranges from roller derby, to rodeo, from Charley Pride to Smokey Robinson. Tickets range from $10 to $25.
The fair runs from August 27 through September 6... more »
May 5, 2010 6:43 PM
Colorado teachers have won some concessions in a bill that would hold them accountable for the performance of their students.
Democratic sponsors said Wednesday they agreed to amend the bill to give teachers more of a say in their careers. Effective teachers who have been laid off would also... more »
April 13, 2010 6:39 PM
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... more »
April 6, 2010 2:50 PM
Colorado State University - Pueblo will once again offer the Puente Project: Bridges to Biomedical Careers program this summer. The program provides academic skills and research experiences for community college students interested in continuing their training at a four-year institution.
The six-week course promotes the pursuit of careers that... more »
March 9, 2010 4:30 PM
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... more »
February 23, 2010 5:41 PM
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a bill that cuts state employee retiree benefits to prevent the pension system from going broke.
Ritter said the bill he signed Tuesday represents a difficult but necessary decision that will require shared sacrifice and shared solutions from public employers and employees without... more »
February 13, 2010 12:49 PM
Two soldiers from Fort Carson have been killed and another is in critical condition after a head on collision on State Highway 115 south of Colorado Springs. Highway 115 was closed for over 4 hours. At about 5:15 a.m. Saturday, a black Audi sedan crossed over the center line and... more »
February 4, 2010 9:46 AM
A Senate committee has backed a proposal to start charging sales tax on soft drinks and candy.
The tax supported by the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday is one of 13 tax credits and sales tax exemptions that Democrats want to roll back to balance the state's budget.
Gov.... more »
January 30, 2010 12:51 PM
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... more »
January 27, 2010 12:48 PM
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... more »