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New Mexico governor highlights law-enforcement budget needs

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is describing a House-approved budget as soft on crime in a push to increase salaries for state police, corrections officers, prosecutors and public...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lawmakers call for plan on movement-disorders center

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Legislature approved a measure last week that calls on the University of New Mexico to devise a plan for a center for patients with movement disorders. The Santa Fe New...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado ski resort cuts back hours because of lack of snow

MESA – A Colorado ski resort is cutting back its schedule because of a lack of snow. Powderhorn Mountain Resort announced Sunday that it will only be open from Thursday to Sunday each week to make...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Taking a look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Man awarded $100M settlement for Flight for Life helicopter crash

DENVER – A flight nurse who was severely injured in a Colorado helicopter crash will receive $100 million from the aircraft manufacturer and the flight operator to settle a lawsuit, his attorneys...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado officials weigh whether to let Cotter hand off uranium cleanups

DENVER – Colorado officials are weighing whether to let Cotter Corp. transfer ownership and responsibility for cleanup of toxic sites to a newly formed local company. But The Denver Post reports...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Aspen area sends 6 athletes to Winter Olympics

ASPEN – The Aspen area is sending six athletes to the Winter Olympics. The Aspen Times reports halfpipe skiers Torin Yater-Wallace and Alex Ferreira, alpine skiers Wiley Maple and Alice McKennis,...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado oil, gas regulators reel in public comment rules

BOULDER – The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission has changed its public comment rules in response to an increase in participation at meetings. The Daily Camera reports that a message posted...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado updates climate plan targeting greenhouse gases

DENVER – Colorado has released an update of its state climate plan that includes additional steps to limit greenhouse gases and to prepare for potential impacts from global warming. Gov. John...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Repeat drunken driver gets 40 years in prison for deadly crash

AURORA – A repeat drunken driver has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for running over and killing a Colorado man. The Aurora Sentinel reports that 42-year-old Christopher Tarr had been...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Executive from Colorado bank that gave bonuses to meet Trump

FORT COLLINS – A leader of a Colorado bank that used its tax savings to give bonuses to its employees is meeting with President Donald Trump to talk about tax reform. The Coloradoan reports that...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Mexico lawmakers seek to protect net neutrality

SANTA FE, N.M. – Two Democratic state lawmakers in New Mexico have proposed consumer protection legislation in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net-neutrality rules,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World