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Colorado deals setback to marijuana legalization effort

DENVER – Colorado marijuana activists have about two weeks to collect an additional 2,500 signatures to get a proposal legalizing possession of the drug for recreational use on the ballot after the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Stores busy as Front Range prepares for big snowstorm

DENVER – Stores in Denver reported brisk business as customers stocked up on food ahead of a slow-moving winter storm that promised to bring nearly 2 feet of snow – an amount that would make it one...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Group suing to block Christo’s ‘Over the River’ art installation

DENVER – Opponents of the artist Christo’s plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River filed a lawsuit Wednesday arguing that federal officials violated...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Director of Colorado oil, gas commission resigning

DENVER – The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director who oversaw the 2008 overhaul of oil and natural-gas development rules said Wednesday he plans to resign to join a Denver law firm...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

GOP lawmaker considers leaving party

DENVER – Colorado House Republicans have benefited from a one-vote advantage for a year and have made good use of it, blocking Democrats’ ideas and getting huge concessions on the state budget.The...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State lawmakers: Stable oil, gas rules needed

DENVER – A stable regulatory environment makes it possible for energy developers to do business, two state legislators said at a luncheon Tuesday for a group of independent natural-gas and oil...

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

Denver police apologize to state lawmaker

DENVER – Denver police apologized to a Colorado lawmaker Tuesday, saying they were “impugning her character” by mischaracterizing a traffic stop that made it appear she used her position to get out...

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

Economy hurts Hispanic culture site

ALBUQUERQUE – It’s the place where Linda Ronstadt sang “Desperado” to Sen. John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign. Actor Cheech Marin brought his traveling Chicano art show to the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmaker suspected of DUI addresses colleagues

DENVER – A Colorado Republican lawmaker suspected of driving under the influence, whose arrest was spared because of a state law, apologized to her colleagues Monday and said she’s not above the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Nation Briefs

Justice Dept. probe prompts changes WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is tightening procedures for responding to information requests from Congress in the aftermath of a troubled arms-trafficking...

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

Skier dies in avalanche in Utah backcountry

SALT LAKE CITY – A skier has died after becoming trapped in an avalanche in a Utah backcountry area that the public was warned to avoid after big snowstorms.The death marks the ninth avalanche...

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

Tanning-bed bill aims to protect youths of Colorado

DENVER – Colorado is in the minority of states in not passing tanning bed limits for children. But a proposal this year to require parental notification for teens using UV tanning beds may run into...

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

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