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Ex-Navajo Nation chapter employee pleads no contest to fraud

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation officials say a former K’ai’bii’to’ chapter accounts maintenance specialist has pleaded no contest to one count each of fraud and forgery. Tribal authorities say...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wyoming tomato farmer pleads guilty to growing marijuana

CASPER, Wyo. – An organic tomato farmer in Wyoming pleaded guilty to federal charges of growing marijuana and money laundering. Stewart Doty of Big Piney faces about two years in prison when he is...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Libertarian Senate candidate discloses cannabis investments

SANTA FE – U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico has disclosed personal financial interests in the cannabis sector that include stock holdings, a profit-sharing agreement and recent...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

DENVER – A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado agency to reopen gun range where fire was started

BASALT – Colorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen the gun range near the community of Basalt where a destructive wildfire was ignited this summer. The agency announced in a news release Thursday...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo vice president faces challenge in bid for presidency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is facing a challenge in his bid for the tribe’s top elected post. One of Nez’s primary election opponents, Vincent Yazzie, alleges Nez...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Cory Gardner says Colorado natural gas could buy diplomatic influence in Europe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s plans for Colorado’s natural gas production reach far beyond economic development into U.S. foreign policy. “Colorado could play a key role in countering...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New reports show impact of President Trump’s trade war on agriculture

President Donald Trump’s tariff and trade polices have hit more than just the agriculture industry, according to a report released Thursday by the trade association for the solar industry. Also on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire near Steamboat Springs flares up in hot, dry conditions

DENVER – The fire danger is high again in Western Colorado, where hot and dry conditions have led to a wildfire burning near Steamboat Springs since mid-July to flare up. Routt National Forest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

EPA’s methane rule rollback won’t apply to Colorado but could cause headaches down the road

A new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken the rules governing methane emissions would not directly affect Colorado, but, if adopted, the new rules could create two different sets of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Supreme Court rejects automated one-party voting

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from a particular party in all races by marking a single box,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado approves $41 million settlement for inmate care

DENVER – Colorado has approved a $41 million settlement to ensure the care of 2,200 inmates with hepatitis C. The Denver Post reports the settlement calls for the state Department of Corrections to...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News