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Slain Mesa County deputy remembered

Law enforcement colleagues gathered in western Colorado on Monday to mourn a Mesa County deputy who was shot and killed by a suspect whom prosecutors have described as a teen drifter who used drugs...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico moves to cut budget amid oil bust

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico slashed revenue projections for this year and next by a quarter-billion dollars because of low oil and natural gas prices and took initial steps Saturday toward...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Panel OKs revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill with fingerprints

ALBUQUERQUE – With just days left in the New Mexico Legislative session, the last Senate committee on Friday passed a revamped New Mexico identification bill with an immigrant fingerprint provision...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Snow good news for farmers

Before reading any further, knock on wood. Based on current snowpack levels in the Dolores Basin, McPhee Reservoir will fill enough to meet full water allocations for area farmers, managers report....

DATE: Feb. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

$4.4B sits idle in N.M.

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s state auditor said Friday he has found $4.4 billion in unspent funds tucked away in hundreds of agency accounts. State Auditor Tim Keller announced the findings as the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New pot shop in Colorado tied to strip club and mayor

GLENDALE – Colorado’s newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east of downtown Denver. The Smokin’ Gun Apothecary opened on a...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. official blasts EPA over Gold King spill

ALBUQUERQUE – The head of the New Mexico Environment Department blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday during a legislative committee meeting, saying federal officials are...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fraud checks could delay some state tax refunds

DENVER – Colorado officials are carefully reviewing tax returns after seeing an increase in fraud, meaning taxpayers might have to wait longer than usual for refunds, a spokeswoman said Wednesday....

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Overdose deaths break record in southern Colorado

DENVER (AP) – Drug overdose deaths are reaching record levels in a surprising corner of Colorado: the windswept southern counties where ranchers graze cattle and farmers raise corn. In eight...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wounded Mesa County deputy to be taken off life support

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy shot by a teenage suspect will be taken off life support. Officials said Tuesday that Deputy Derek Geer was being kept alive so that he could donate...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver lawmakers look to trim budget

DENVER – Faced with a significant budget shortfall, Colorado lawmakers are poised to cut roughly $100 million from the current state budget and pull $60 million from reserves as part of a package...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State’s battle over tax limits could shape future

DENVER – By 2030, Colorado’s population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state’s famed Rocky Mountain quality of life and its...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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