Just another reason Southwest Colorado residents should have access to Colorado news stations: The gang of youthful thugs that was captured near Colorado Springs, heading who knows which direction, obviously was a threat to everyone in the state, apparently moreso in rural areas. I dont think New Mexico stations would or could report up-to-the-minute information. At least stations in Denver would be more attuned to the situation and disseminate information more quickly.
I really dont want to rely on the Internet to gather information that is mostly hours or days old. As is true, and I think most people would agree, the federal government is a vast wasteland, to steal a quote from Newton Minnow, a previous FCC commissioner. Politics aside, it is ludicrous to depend on the Nielsen rating service to dictate what Colorado residents are allowed to watch.