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Crews remove boulders from I-70

GEORGETOWN – A 25-mile stretch of Colorado’s main east-west highway was shut down Tuesday so crews tethered to a mountainside by ropes could pry loose unstable boulders threatening to tumble onto...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Winds kick up Larimer fire

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Authorities are asking people in 21 homes to leave the area where a 5-square-mile wildfire is burning in Larimer County.Fire managers say strong winds have kicked up flames in...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Snow slows Larimer County wildfire

DENVER – A wind-driven wildfire west of Fort Collins scorched 4,500 acres by Sunday evening – more than double original estimates – and destroyed more than a dozen homes before shifting winds and...

DATE: April 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Wildfire burning in N.M. wildlife area ALBUQUERQUE – State forestry officials say crews are battling a 100-acre wildfire in the Bernardo State Wildlife Area.They say the human-caused fire is...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot taxes could save Colo. treatment program

DENVER – Some state lawmakers want marijuana taxes to save a drug and alcohol treatment program threatened by Colorado budget cuts.A House committee voted Friday to use $1 million of sales taxes...

DATE: April 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bipartisan health-exchange unravels

DENVER – Bipartisan agreement on health care? It didn’t last long in Colorado.A proposal to set up a state health-insurance exchange, a market in which individuals and small businesses could pool...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Republicans reject civil-union bill

DENVER – Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee rejected a bill to grant civil unions to same-sex couples after hearing seven hours of testimony in an overflowing committee room.A GOP-led...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Arizona law bans abortions based on ethnicity or gender

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed what is likely the first legislation in the nation to ban abortions over ethnicity.The law makes it a Class 3 felony to knowingly perform or provide...

DATE: March 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gadhafi’s son gets tour of Air Force Academy

DENVER – Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s youngest son visited the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs last month during a U.S. tour but couldn’t have learned anything to benefit the Libyan...

DATE: March 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BLM to establish wild horse sanctuaries

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals for establishing “eco-sanctuaries” for wild horses amid controversy over its handling of these icons of the range.The BLM...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper signs concussions law

DENVER – The nation’s most sweeping measure addressing youth concussions in sports was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where the guidelines for protecting child athletes will require coaches...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Eagle feathers only for Native Americans

SALT LAKE CITY – Restricting use of eagle parts and feathers to members of federally recognized Native American tribes for religious purposes does not violate the religious freedoms of non-Indians...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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