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Slain prison worker was strong advocate for inmates

ORDWAY – A kitchen worker killed at a state prison is being praised as a small woman who had a big impact on prisoners.Sgt. Mary K. Ricard, 55, who was 5-foot-2, died Monday in an assault involving...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dish to launch satellite web service

NEW YORK – Satellite TV company Dish Network Corp. is launching a broadband Internet service that’s aimed at rural areas, including in Colorado, that don’t currently get high-speed Internet.Dish...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Schools ask court to uphold funding ruling

DENVER – Schools and parents suing Colorado about how it funds education are urging the state Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that found the current system to be “irrational and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Attack victims seek theater access

DENVER – Witnesses and people injured in the Aurora theater shooting might be allowed to visit the site where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 others.A copy of an email sent Thursday by...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Secretary of state urging voters to verify registration

DENVER – Because of a software glitch nearly 800 people who registered to vote in Colorado using a mobile device may not be registered and need to confirm their status, Secretary of State Scott...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Marijuana measure sees more debate in Colorado

DENVER – Marijuana legalization debates in Colorado are picking up as the state moves closer to a vote on making the drug legal for recreational use.Several marijuana debates were planned this...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmakers review Colo. wildfire bills

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers moved to tighten requirements for controlled burns Tuesday, but they’re struggling to agree on a compensation figure for when the state is responsible for tragedies such...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Romney assails Obama after diplomat’s death

PUEBLO – Mitt Romney led a chorus of Republican criticism of the administration’s foreign policy on Monday, accusing President Barack Obama of minimizing the recent killing of the U.S. ambassador...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado sketches proposed natural gas, oil ‘setback’ rules

DENVER – The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said it’s time to consider statewide rules on baseline groundwater sampling and monitoring at new well pads, which could...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Juan County, N.M., workers amass unpaid vacation time

FARMINGTON – San Juan County, N.M., is considering putting an end to a practice that lets employees save unlimited amounts of vacation time and cash it out when they retire.County Executive Officer...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Monsoon officially comes to end after dismal rain year for N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico’s summer monsoon season began with promise, but has now ended with disappointing amounts of rainfall across much of the state.National Weather Service meteorologist...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Danger ahead for linguists’ quest to preserve languages

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah linguist says dozens of native languages across the Americas could disappear within a few generations with the downsizing of a prominent university program.The University of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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