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Parks may be tapped for revenue

DENVER – Colorado’s 42 state parks may be more heavily tapped for gas and oil extraction to feed a shrinking budget.The State Parks Board is studying selling gas and oil mineral leases as part of a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

GOP’s Wadhams pressured to step down

DENVER – Colorado Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams said Monday that he was considering whether to run for re-election within the party after a disastrous governor’s race in which two of the...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Timber industry eyes sustainable log sources

DILLON – A strong wood-products industry is key to removing thousands of dead, bark beetle-infested trees that threaten to topple onto roads, power lines and campsites or harm watersheds around the...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Little political party goes major

DENVER – Colorado’s American Constitution Party has sailed to state “major-party status” after an unusual turn of general election events, giving the tiny, strapped party a lot more exposure – and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. community braces for changes to coal-fired plant

ALBUQUERQUE – Plans to shutter part of one of the nation’s largest coal-fired power plants have been hailed by the conservation community and New Mexico regulators as a victory that will lead to...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

State investigating county’s vote changes DENVER (AP) – Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher has sent two investigators to Saguache County to find out why vote totals changed during a...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado police investigate, protect pedophilia author

DENVER – Police are investigating whether the author of a guide for pedophiles did anything illegal even as they try to protect him from a threat posted on a local website.Phillip Ray Greaves II of...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajos to build casino along I-40

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is set to build its first casino in Arizona on newly acquired trust land.Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk announced this week that 405...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Christian group to sponsor school outreach program

DENVER – A conservative Christian group will sponsor a school outreach program to talk about sexual orientation.Focus on the Family of Colorado Springs said Thursday it will take over sponsorship...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Marijuana grow houses spark leasing boom

DENVER (AP) – Denver’s warehouse space is going to pot.Industrial brokers in the city estimate that medical-marijuana grow houses have leased more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space over...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

ACLU challenges half-pay for discharged gays

ALBUQUERQUE – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military’s “don’t...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico budget deficit forecast to reach $450M next year

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s financial problems are larger than expected, with a budget shortfall of at least $452 million next year, according to a new estimate by Gov. Bill Richardson’s...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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