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Hiker finds body at campsite DENVER – The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a hiker found a body that was partially covered by snow at a campsite near Aspen.Deputy George F....

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2 new reports back fears of fracking contamination

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Two recently released reports appear to add weight to fears that the natural-gas extraction process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” can contaminate aquifers and...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado River generates revenue and jobs

DENVER –Recreation on the Colorado River and its tributaries contributes about $17 billion in direct spending annually to the economies of six of the states that depend on its water, according to a...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Three Colorado State football players expelled

DENVER – Colorado State University expelled three football players Friday who were charged with disorderly conduct after an off-campus brawl in Fort Collins in April. A fourth student also was...

DATE: May 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fundraising under way for Utah tar-sand work

SALT LAKE CITY – A tiny company with approval to mine tar sands in Utah is raising money for a first-of-its kind project in the U.S. that some fear could lead to widespread destruction of public...

DATE: May 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tragic end for school’s famous falling bear

DENVER – A bear that became famous after it was tranquilized and fell from a tree at the University of Colorado died when it was hit by two cars after returning to town, likely looking for food.A...

DATE: May 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildfire payment agreement averts state House dogfight

DENVER – A compensation agreement for victims of a deadly wildfire that chewed through the Colorado foothills in March and killed three people appears to have averted a political standoff.Colorado...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sales-tax holiday moves 1 step closer to adoption

DENVER – A back-to-school sales-tax break on school supplies and low-cost clothes is closer to approval in Colorado, despite criticisms from the right and the left that a so-called “sales-tax...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Test passed for civil unions

DENVER – Gay couples campaigning for civil unions in Colorado have claimed their biggest victory yet as a key Republican-led House committee advanced a bill Thursday that it had previously...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

How stoned is too stoned to drive? State lawmakers nearing decision

DENVER – A marijuana-blood level standard for drivers appears headed for approval in Colorado – thanks to a single vote change from a Republican senator.Sen. Nancy Spence of Centennial voted...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildfire bill would violate Colorado law, official says

DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General’s office issued a firm warning to lawmakers Tuesday, saying a Republican bill to compensate victims of a deadly wildfire could violate constitutional...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Group: It’s time to get rid of predator-killing program

RENO, Nev. – The Great Depression-era program the Department of Agriculture uses to kill coyotes, mountain lions and other predators that threaten livestock is outdated, illegal and a waste of...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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