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State employees await potential changes

DENVER – Kim Bodin works nights and weekends as a state prison nurse, and she hasn’t had a raise in years.Now the 54-year-old is watching nervously as Democrats and Republicans talk about changing...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New grazing contract awarded to N.M. Valles Caldera Preserve

ALBUQUERQUE – Researchers at New Mexico State University and ranchers from Jemez Pueblo have been awarded a grazing contract that will allow them access to the Valles Caldera National Preserve next...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arpaio to appeal decision in racial-profiling case

PHOENIX – County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that prohibited his deputies from detaining people under Arizona’s immigrant-smuggling law based solely about the suspicion...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Feds to test reducing deportation backlog

DENVER – In a trial of a politically divisive program, U.S. prosecutors in Denver and Baltimore are reviewing thousands of deportation cases to determine which illegal immigrants might stay in the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Briefs

Ice climber dies after 60-foot fall GRAND JUNCTION – Authorities say an ice climber has died after a 60-foot fall in Southwest Colorado.The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction reported the man had...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tebow to give prayer at Capitol?

DENVER – Can Tim Tebow’s blessing inspire Colorado lawmakers? One state representative thinks so. Democratic Rep. Sal Pace sent a letter Friday to the Denver Broncos quarterback inviting him to...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. hospital hires its first endocrinologist

FARMINGTON – San Juan Regional Medical Center recently hired a doctor with six years of experience treating Native American patients to assist physicians who treat the most complex diabetic...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo slush-fund prosecutors want to talk with defendants

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Prosecutors accusing dozens of Navajo Nation officials of fraud have asked a judge to give them time to try to negotiate settlements with the defendants.Candid discussions with...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Drilling-waste hearing gets put on hold in N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE – A weeklong public hearing aimed at revamping rules that govern how oil and gas developers handle drilling waste has been put on hold by New Mexico regulators, parties in the case said...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Red-light cameras may come to a stop

DENVER –Republican lawmakers want to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado, saying municipalities are using them as revenue boosters that do little for traffic safety. A bill introduced...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Extensive Colo. pot rules don’t prevent crackdown

DENVER – Colorado’s booming medical marijuana industry is regulated like no other. Public officials boast of tracking, measuring and taxing pot from seed to sale, calling Colorado a model of how to...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Vestas cuts to have little impact in Colorado

DENVER – Proposed job cuts by wind-turbine maker Vestas are expected to have little immediate impact in Colorado, where the governor and economic-development groups made it a showcase for the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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