Spruce beetle hits more of our forests

DENVER – One type of tree-killing beetle is attacking Colorado forests at a faster pace, but another is slowing down, mostly because it’s running out of live trees to infest, officials said Friday....

DATE: Feb. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

GOP advances bill to roll back renewable-energy mandate

DENVER – Colorado Republicans pushed one of their top priorities through the Senate on Thursday – rolling back renewable-energy mandates. But the vote probably doesn’t mean that utilities will need...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

National LGBTQ Task Force conference examines religion, faith

DENVER – Debates over gay marriage often seem to pit champions of change against Americans of faith, but it’s possible to be both, say activists gathered in Denver for the annual meeting of the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Task force likely won’t suggest bigger buffer zone for wells

DENVER – Proposals to increase the required distance between houses and natural-gas and oil wells probably won’t be among the recommendations a state task force presents to Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jury selection in theater shooting going faster than planned

CENTENNIAL – The judge overseeing the Aurora theater shooting case says jury selection is going so well that the first phase will be cut short by several days. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. had...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State drilling panel weighs fracking disclosure

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s task force on natural gas and oil discussed proposals Monday that would force energy companies to disclose all the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State publishes review of health research on pot

DENVER – Colorado released a sweeping report Monday about marijuana and health – everything from pot’s effect on drivers, asthma, cancer rates and birth defects. The 188-page report doesn’t include...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Historic pilots visit N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE – Two pilots who completed a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean in a helium-filled balloon returned to New Mexico on Sunday to the sounds of mariachi music and an...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah officials disappointed Romney is sitting out 2016

SALT LAKE CITY – Mitt Romney’s announcement Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016 has led to disappointment for many in his adopted state of Utah. “Bummer. Mitt Romney would have been...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2-man balloon crew sets distance record

ALBUQUERQUE – A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bike-trail funding plan fails Denver

DENVER – Colorado needs more recreational bike trails – just not a change to how they’re paid for, lawmakers from both parties agreed Thursday as they voted down a bill to direct more Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Delegation wants higher budget for Denver VA hospital

DENVER – Colorado’s congressional delegation asked the U.S. House and Senate on Wednesday to raise the spending limit on Denver’s new veterans hospital from $800 million to $1.1 billion so the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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