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7 western senators object to suspension of BLM councils

The Trump administration’s decision to suspend the Bureau of Land Management’s citizen advisory boards has drawn criticism from those who say the councils were one of the few ways to engage with...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youngsters from the organization as part...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Barbara McLachlan passes resolution opposing National Monument review

DENVER – State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, used a resolution to make a statement on where she stands on the Trump administration’s effort to review National Monuments. House Resolution 11,...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Legislature OKs controversial charter school funding bill

DENVER – The controversial topic of equitable funding for Colorado charter schools was put to rest for the 2017 Legislative session Wednesday with the passage of a bill on the distribution of local...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Last minute bill approval spares hospitals from $264M cut

DENVER – In the closing moments of the Legislative session, lawmakers avoided taking $264 million in federal funds away from Colorado’s hospitals, and designates funding for transportation. Senate...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Friends, foes of national monument jockey for Zinke’s ear

MONTICELLO, Utah – Fifth-generation Utah rancher Bruce Adams enjoyed a prime seat next to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as he toured a national monument created on land in Utah that Adams’...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lightning starts house fire in central Cortez

CORTEZ – A strong thunderstorm hit the Four Corners on Tuesday, producing lightning that struck a house in central Cortez. The fire at 502 S. Madison St. start about 7 a.m. and spread to the...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Western Excelsior fire expected to smolder for days

MANCOS – Rain helped douse hot spots Tuesday at Western Excelsior, where the production plant, warehouses and offices burned Monday. Fire crews had contained the blaze by about 2 a.m. Tuesday but...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton want BLM headquarters moved west

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Like many departments and agencies within the executive branch, the Bureau of Land Management has its headquarters in Washington. But Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Don Coram passes resolution pushing for lawsuit against EPA

DENVER – Lawmakers from Southwest Colorado have not forgotten about the EPA’s January decision that it was not liable for damages to private entities as a result of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill....

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Effort to repeal Colorado health exchange dies

DENVER – State Senate Republicans are taking a step back from their own healthcare repeal and replace efforts because of a lack of concrete movement on the national level. Senate Bill 3, which...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Multiple agencies battle fire at Western Excelsior in Mancos

MANCOS – Multiple agencies battled a large fire Monday at Western Excelsior in Mancos that led to the evacuation of nearby homes because of heavy smoke. Although calmer winds and lower temperatures...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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