Colorado lawmakers reject cooperative banking for pot shops

DENVER – Medical marijuana is legal in 17 states, but the industry has a decidedly black-market aspect – it’s mostly cash-only.Colorado lawmakers considered a bill setting up a special...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Forest Service seeks tankers

DENVER – The U.S. Forest Service released its long-awaited strategy Friday for replacing its wildfire-fighting fleet of aging heavy air tankers with ones that are newer, faster and more...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ethics panel drops probe over traffic stop

DENVER – A legislative ethics committee unanimously dismissed a complaint Friday against a Republican state lawmaker, saying there is no evidence she used her position to influence Denver police...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Senate moves ahead with immigrant tuition plan

DENVER – Colorado’s Democratic Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a measure that would set a new tuition rate for residents who are illegal immigrants.Republicans weren’t swayed. This...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Court: No parking fees in Ariz. forest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Roadside picnickers, hikers and campers using undeveloped areas of a southern Arizona forest cannot be charged for what amount to parking fees, a federal appeals court ruled in a...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexicans contest future water needs

ALBUQUERQUE – The thought of sinking more than three dozen wells in the San Augustin Plains of western New Mexico and pumping out billions of gallons of water each year to meet demands miles away...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. oil, gas pollution top calculations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Ozone-forming air pollution measured along the Colorado Front Range by scientists is up to twice the amount that government regulators have calculated should exist, according to a...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cap-and-trade rules are a no-go, say New Mexico state regulators

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s participation in a regional cap-and-trade program aimed at curbing greenhouse-gas emissions became more unlikely Monday with a unanimous vote by state regulators.The...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Romney could get bill in the mail

DENVER – A suburban Denver sheriff says he’s going to start sending political campaigns the tab when roads have to be closed, traffic directed and deputies put on overtime.Arapahoe County Sheriff...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Biologists oppose strip mine near Utah’s Bryce Canyon

SALT LAKE CITY – Federal biologists say a strip mine at the backdoor to Utah’s storybook Bryce Canyon National Park will wipe out the southernmost population of sage grouse, even as their agency...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Storm moves on after dumping on Colorado

OMAHA, Neb. – A powerful winter storm that covered parts of Colorado with up to 4 feet of snow crept east across the Plains on Saturday, knocking out electricity to thousands in Nebraska as the...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. water rights could change amid recent proposals

DENVER – An opponent of hydraulic fracturing south of Denver is leading an effort to have voters decide on two proposals that critics say would change the way Colorado has handled water rights...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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