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4 years 1 month ago

Rep. Polis introduces wilderness bill

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has introduced a bill to protect land in Colorado's mountains. The bill involves nearly 166,000 acres in Summit and Eagle counties. Polis says it was introduced late Wednesday night. The land would be designated as wilderness or special protection areas.

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado counties see growing demand for aid

As Colorado continues losing jobs, county human services workers are coping with growing caseloads. Food-stamp cases statewide rose from almost 165,000 in November to 173,361 in February, and those on Medicaid rose to about 501,000 from about 487,000 between October and February. Jefferson County caseworkers each are handling about 700...

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