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Albuquerque police chief seeks results of survey

ALBUQUERQUE – Two officials in Albuquerque want the city’s police union to turn over documents from a recent survey of officers that found the agency suffers from low morale and an overwhelming...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Guv’s changes for state workers complete

DENVER – Colorado has completed its biggest revisions in four decades on how state employees are paid, hired and fired.Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday he certified the voter-approved...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver’s first marijuana den opens doors

DENVER (AP) – Billed as Denver’s first legal private cannabis club, Club 64, met Monday afternoon at a Larimer Street retail store.“We will have a ribbon cutting. We will probably go until New...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmaker proposes fee on gun buyers

A Denver Democrat wants potential gun buyers to pay for their own criminal background checks, and pump the savings into mental-health treatment.But state Rep. Lois Court said Monday she hasn’t done...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Canyonlands National Park faces invasive species issue

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah – Larry Aberback studied the banks of the Colorado River in quiet reflection and then posed a question many of the others on the commercially guided float trip had...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. mural honors Conn. victims

LONGMONT (AP) – The murals that Longmont artist Gamma Acosta paints on his uncle’s vacant building at Third Avenue and Lashley Street are often temporary. At some point, a fresh coat of paint turns...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CBI wants $500K for background checks

DENVER – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is planning to ask lawmakers for $500,000 to help it more quickly process the huge backlog of background checks for gun buyers that has swamped the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Return of artifacts raises questions

PHOENIX – The federal government recently returned a collection of artifacts to anonymous members of northern Arizona’s Hopi Tribe.The proceeding involved a substantial expenditure of tax dollars,...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Telluride honors opera house

TELLURIDE – Telluride is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its opera house by going back to its roots.A year-long celebration of the Sheridan Opera House starts Sunday with a vaudeville variety...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Courts deal blow to N.M. ‘pay-to-play’ plaintiffs

ALBUQUERQUE – Appeals courts this week dealt blows in two cases to plaintiffs seeking to recover millions of dollars in failed state investments from an alleged “pay-to-play” scheme involving...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

NORAD Santa trackers draw record calls

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE – NORAD says it drew a record number of phone calls and social-media followers during its NORAD Tracks Santa operation Christmas Eve.The North American Aerospace Defense...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2012: Wildfires ravaged New Mexico, wouldn’t stop in Colo.

ALBUQUERQUE – Two massive wildfires raced across tinder dry forests in southern New Mexico in 2012, setting records for the largest and most destructive fires in the state’s recorded history.In...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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