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1 month 2 days ago

Denver Sheriff's review gets update

DENVER (AP) - Denver's City Council is getting an update on a review of the embattled sheriff's department. The City Council was scheduled to get a briefing Tuesday on plans to investigate operations at the department. Earlier this month the city agreed to pay $3.3 million to a former inmate...

9 months 3 days ago

Champions plan wins $120 million from state

DENVER - There were handshakes and hugs following the announcement of state support for the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The Colorado Economic Development Commission approved the full $120 million in tax incentives requested by the bidders. "I think that this is an investment in our future," said...

1 year 1 week ago

Pepsi Center installing permanent metal detectors

DENVER (AP) - The managers of the Pepsi Center in Denver are installing permanent metal detectors to boost security at major sports and entertainment events. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says all patrons entering the facility will be required to undergo a security check beginning later this month. Company president Jim...

1 year 2 months ago

2 arrested in Denver surveillance protest

DENVER (AP) - Denver police arrested two people in Independence Day protests over government surveillance. The Denver Post reported that a small crowd in Denver joined national protests over spying by the U.S. government (http://bit.ly/12g6PLu). The protesters marched a short distance from the state Capitol. Police Lt. Adam Hernandez confirmed...

1 year 4 months ago

Debate grows over renewable energy bill

CALHAN - A strong effort is underway to sway governor John Hickenlooper into either signing or vetoing a new renewable energy bill. Senate Bill 13-252 mandates rural electric cooperatives produce at least 20 percent of their electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources by the year 2020. Previous...

1 year 4 months ago

Farmers urge veto on renewable hike

CALHAN - Farmers and ranchers in Colorado are pressuring Governor John Hickenlooper to veto a renewable energy bill that doubles portfolio standards for rural electric co-operatives. Senate Bill 13-252 would mandate the co-ops get at least 20 percent of the electricity from solar, wind and other renewable power sources...

1 year 5 months ago

Free breakfast bill clears State Senate

DENVER - Certain public schools in Colorado could soon be required to serve free breakfast to students during the start of the school day. House Bill 1006 , the Breakfast after the Bell bill, passed the State Senate Friday after clearing the House last month. Beginning in the fall...

1 year 5 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws...

1 year 5 months ago

Obama will make a stop in Denver today

It's a trip to Colorado to continue his push for federal gun control legislation. President Obama will speak today at the Denver Police Academy. The academy is not far from the site of the mass shooting at an Aurora theater. The state has recently passed legislation aimed at curbing gun...

1 year 5 months ago

Flights from Denver to COS cancelled

Of flights scheduled to arrive at the Colorado Springs Airport, the only ones that are cancelled are four flights arriving from Denver. All four of the flights are United Airlines. To check the status of flights in Colorado Springs, click here. To check the status of flights...

1 year 6 months ago

Coroner system may face an update in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to update the state's Old West-style coroner system. The state's 63 county coroners are mostly elected and aren't required to have a medical degree. They operate under laws written in the days when Western coroners did little more than collect bodies after...

1 year 6 months ago

Lawmakers get violent emails over gun control

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers are becoming the target of aggressive and sometimes threatening emails and phone calls as the debate over stricter gun laws escalates in state capitols. In one Colorado case, emails and a letter to state Rep. Rhonda Fields were so charged with profanity and references to violence...

1 year 6 months ago

Regulators cracking down on cantaloupe farmers

DENVER (AP) - Federal regulators and state inspectors have issued warnings to cantaloupe farmers and packers that they will be testing melons for pathogens this year after two years of illness and recalls in the industry. A 2011 listeria outbreak traced to Colorado's Jensen Farms killed 33 people. Another outbreak...

1 year 6 months ago

Denver police arrest suspect in beating death

DENVER (AP) - Police have arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of beating another man to death near downtown Denver earlier this week. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says Martin Trusty was arrested early Saturday morning for the Monday death of 44-year-old Darwin Brown. Trusty is being held for investigation of first-degree...

1 year 7 months ago

Colo. House voting on gun-control measures

DENVER (AP) - Colorado House Democrats are expected to take final votes on new ammunition limits and expanded background checks in a debate that has drawn attention from the White House. The Democratic-led House planned to take votes Monday morning on gun-control proposals that are responses to the mass shootings...

1 year 7 months ago

Denver recruiting teachers from corporate world

DENVER (AP) - A Denver Public Schools program is recruiting people from the corporate world to become licensed teachers. The Denver Teacher Residency is modeled on medical residencies. Prospective teachers observe and work with mentor teachers for a full year while also enrolling in classes to earn a master's degree...

1 year 8 months ago

Campaign finance measure attracts little attention

DENVER (AP) - Imagine a political change favored by an astounding majority of voters but mostly ignored by politicians. That's what campaign finance activists in Colorado are battling as they try to promote a constitutional amendment approved by Colorado voters last year. The campaign finance amendment passed in every Colorado...

1 year 8 months ago

GOP business idea dies hasty death in Legislature

DENVER (AP) - A Republican proposal aimed at reducing business regulations has died a hasty death in the Colorado Legislature, where Democrats say the proposal is well intentioned but unnecessary. A Senate committee voted Wednesday to reject a bill that would have required state analysts to prepare "business fiscal impact"...

1 year 8 months ago

Gessler: Voting system still vulnerable to fraud

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler is defending his search for noncitizens registered to vote and says the voting system remains vulnerable to fraud. The state's election chief says his office spent about $8,000 to mail letters to 3,903 suspected noncitizens on voter rolls last year....

1 year 8 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43...

1 year 8 months ago

Groups try to limit testimony at oil, gas hearings

DENVER (AP) - Groups representing Colorado's oil and gas industry, farmers, ranchers and homebuilders are trying to block people who live near drilling sites from testifying at state rulemaking hearings next week. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is holding the hearings starting Monday on new proposed drilling rules....

1 year 8 months ago

Eagle lured to Denver's City Park

DENVER (AP) - Efforts by Denver city parks managers to lure avian predators back into the city appear to be paying off with at least one wild bald eagle confirmed to be hunting in City Park. The Denver Post reports Sunday that park managers have been erecting "raptor" poles around...

1 year 9 months ago

Man to be sentenced in bookstore arson case

DENVER (AP) - A man accused of breaking into a suburban Denver bookstore and planting three homemade bombs is expected to be sentenced on federal charges. The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/ZRfx6A) that David Lawless is scheduled for sentencing in federal court Thursday. He faces a minimum of 30 years in...

1 year 9 months ago

5 topics for CO's marijuana regulators

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's new marijuana regulators will consider five areas for potential recreational pot rules. The areas of concern are: - REGULATORY FRAMEWORK: The task force will look at big-picture regulation questions, including which alcohol regulations make sense for use on pot. - LOCAL AUTHORITY: Marijuana regulators will examine...

1 year 9 months ago

Police seek "Clearinghouse Bandit"

DENVER (AP) - Police are renewing their plea for the public's help in finding a man who robbed at least 13 banks in Denver and Aurora. The Denver Post reports the robber is described as a black man who is about 6-foot-4 and weighs about 250 pounds. Investigators have dubbed...

1 year 9 months ago

Earthquake and drilling link prompts review

DENVER (AP) - A new report says earthquakes in Colorado and elsewhere may have been caused by a drilling procedure to dispose of wastewater. In a report being announced Wednesday, geophysicists say an increase in earthquakes on the Raton Basin in Colorado, northern New Mexico and elsewhere has been tied...

1 year 9 months ago

Authorities: Truck used as weapon to kill man

DENVER (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of intentionally running over and killing a man with a pickup truck in Adams County. The Denver Post reports 39-year-old Roberto Carlos Silva-Jaques was arrested late Friday for investigation of first-degree murder. Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Gregory says Silva-Jaques struck the victim,...

1 year 9 months ago

Colorado unemployment rate dips below 8 percent

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's unemployment rate decreased to 7.9 percent in October, down one-tenths of a percentage point from September's unemployment rate of 8.0 percent. Colorado matched the national unemployment rate of 7.9 percent last month. Colorado's unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from October of 2011,...

1 year 10 months ago

Hickenlooper repeats cautious optimism on budget

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says lawmakers should remain cautious while preparing the state budget because Colorado's economic recovery could be impacted by federal and worldwide forces. The Democratic governor made the comments Wednesday while presenting his proposed budget for next year to the state's Joint Budget Committee. He...

1 year 10 months ago

Governor asks again for federal pot response

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's governor has again asked for a federal response to the state's recent marijuana legalization vote. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that Colorado needs a response "as soon as possible" about how the Justice Department will respond to...

1 year 10 months ago

King Soopers, City Market recalling ice cream

DENVER (AP) - King Soopers and City Market are recalling ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The federal Food and Drug Administration says people...

1 year 10 months ago

Long lines greet some Colorado voters

DENVER (AP) - Voters in some Colorado counties are facing long lines and problems meeting voting requirements. Elena Nunez of the watchdog group Colorado Common Cause said some voters on Tuesday were being asked for photo identification papers, which is not required under Colorado law. Voters can still use utility...

1 year 10 months ago

Marijuana dominates short CO ballot measure list

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is known for ballots packed with constitutional amendments and voter initiatives. But this year, Colorado voters will see a relatively lean ballot. A marijuana-legalization question is one of only three questions up for a public vote statewide, and the other two have attracted little interest. One...

1 year 10 months ago

Denver skates to 5-2 win over Air Force

DENVER (AP) - Nick Shore's hat trick was more than enough offense for Denver as the Pioneers beat Air Force 5-2 Saturday in men's college hockey. Shore also assisted on a goal as Denver (2-0-0) completed a two-game season-opening sweep of Air Force and Massachusetts-Lowell. Shore scored the Pioneers' first...

1 year 10 months ago

Small cross is a clue in Ridgeway killer search

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Police investigating the abduction and slaying of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway are searching for the owner of a small wooden cross found during the investigation. Police Friday did not say where the 1-1/2 inch-by-1-inch cross with an offset horizontal bar was found or why it might be...

1 year 11 months ago

Marijuana divides Colorado's 4th District candidates

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana is dividing some of Colorado's congressional opponents who agree on many other topics. Republican Rep. Cory Gardner said in a televised debate taped Tuesday that he didn't support federal legalization of marijuana. Gardner's Democratic opponent, Brandon Shaffer, said marijuana should be decriminalized and that "we don't...

1 year 11 months ago

Child porn producer gets 40 years in prison

DENVER (AP) - A 39-year-old Douglas County man who acknowledged producing child pornography has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Denver Post reports Jeffrey Allan Mueller pleaded guilty in July to five counts of production of child pornography and one count of transportation of child pornography. He was...

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