Uncertainty about Dakota Access pipeline illustrates broader concerns for tribes

For hundreds of protesters, it was cause to cheer when the Obama administration this month declined to issue an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline’s final segment. But that elation was...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ailing boy’s Christmas wish: See a monster truck up close

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – All Jaime Garcia wants for Christmas is a monster truck. He has plenty in the miniature, but the 11-year-old had his heart set on the real deal, a massive vehicle with tires...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Teen pot use declines in Colorado after legalization, study says

Teen marijuana use fell sharply in Colorado in the years 2014 and 2015, after the opening of that state’s recreational marijuana market, new federal survey data show. The state-level data from the...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Blacks disproportionately arrested in Colorado, report finds

DENVER – Black people in Colorado were arrested or cited at a disproportionate rate last year and were more likely to be sentenced to prison than other racial groups, according to a first-of-its...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Plan to move Denver sculpture leads to outrage, compromise

DENVER – The Denver Art Museum has agreed to move the soil a statue stands on with it in 2018 after news of the sculpture’s removal sparked outrage. The Denver Post reported that the museum reached...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Feds to pour $225M into water projects around the West

ALBUQUERQUE – The federal government will be pouring nearly a quarter-billion dollars into several dozen projects aimed at tackling the effects of drought in the West and restoring watersheds that...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado inmate freed early, jailed again asks for release

CENTENNIAL – A convicted Colorado robber who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released decades before serving his 98-year sentence asked a judge Wednesday to set him free again,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah is fastest-growing state

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah is the fastest-growing state in the country, leading a cluster of Western states with populations on the upswing despite sluggish national growth, according to new numbers...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque police shooting case to get review

ALBUQUERQUE – An independent team of prosecutors from around New Mexico will comb over evidence and testimony from the case involving two former Albuquerque police officers accused in the 2014...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s inmate population is growing

DENVER – A new get-tough DUI law in Colorado is reversing a decline in prisons populations, state lawmakers learned Tuesday in a briefing by economists. Colorado closed three prisons in the last 10...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Anti-Trump effort sparks drama in Capitol

DENVER – An effort to block Republican President-elect Donald Trump led to a rowdy Electoral College vote Monday in Colorado, where left-leaning activists thronged a public foyer and shouted at...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former slave considered for sainthood

DENVER – The Denver’s Catholic archdiocese is campaigning for sainthood for a former slave known for her service to neighbors. A Mass was held Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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