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Gunman released from jail hours before Front Range shootings

LONGMONT – A Colorado man who had just been released from jail on domestic-violence charges shot and killed three people Tuesday, including his ex-girlfriend, who was on the phone with a 911...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Governor wants $18.5M for mental-health care

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking Colorado lawmakers for $18.5 million to expand mental-health services, including opening five urgent care mental-health centers, as a response to this...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. school security gets another look

Visitors to most Colorado schools must present photo identification before they can enter the building. Sometimes, they are screened before the doors are even unlocked.Schools practice lockdown and...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Park Service may face deep cuts

DENVER – The National Park Service is trying to find at least an 8 percent cut in spending in case Congress fails to reach a decision on the “fiscal cliff.”The Denver Post reported Colorado, home...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Obama vague in pot comments

SAN FRANCISCO – President Barack Obama says he won’t go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But advocates argue the president...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Snowmaking scheduled to start at Arizona resort

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Years after a northern Arizona ski resort submitted plans to make snow and boost business, a pipeline is ready to carry treated wastewater to a mountain that Native American...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Owner of Rivera plane denies drug connections

PHOENIX – The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in drug trafficking and that the U.S. Drug...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Noxious weed suspected in death of wild horses in Cañon City program

CAÑON CITY – Federal officials say a noxious weed likely caused the deaths of 19 horses at the Cañon City Wild Horse Inmate Program facility, where Colorado inmates train select mustangs.Bureau of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. to accelerate transportation construction projects

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and the head of the Colorado Department of Transportation said Friday more construction projects will start sooner because of a new budgeting plan that’s expected to...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

Pikes Peak Highway to open to cyclistsCOLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs and the U.S. Forest Service have agreed to open the Pikes Peak Highway to cyclists at the beginning of the year.The Gazette...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Four set ablaze in Denver

DENVER – Police searched Friday for two men who used a pump sprayer to douse four people with a flammable liquid at a Denver apartment and then set them on fire.One woman was seriously injured in...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmakers open door for Gessler expenses audit

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers opened the door Thursday to an investigation of Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s use of public funds to attend the Republican National Convention in Florida...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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