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Marijuana bill seeks caregiver database DENVER (AP) – A marijuana law passed in Colorado last year puts patients under video surveillance and gives dispensaries a raft of new rules aimed at...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tea party draws fewer to rally

DENVER – If a tax day rally Friday was any indication, the tea party movement in Colorado remains a political force – but it’s far less boisterous. The conservative crowd gathered outside the state...

DATE: April 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State reports death, illness from hantavirus

DENVER – One person has died from hantavirus in Colorado this year and another has been sickened by it, prompting health officials to warn residents to take precautions before cleaning cabins and...

DATE: April 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Springtime in the Rockies

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bigger, more dangerous Colo. fires?

ENGLEWOOD – Colorado wildfires may get bigger and more dangerous because of dry conditions and dying trees, Colorado’s state forester said Thursday.State Forester Jeff Jahnke said that high winds...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Roadless decision expected this year

DENVER – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he expects to make a final decision this year about Colorado’s proposed rule for managing 4.2 million acres of roadless national forest land in the...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

First lady, Jill Biden visit Denver

DENVER – First Lady Michelle Obama told a crowd of about 200 at Coors Field in Denver that America needs to know the sacrifices Colorado’s military families are making.Obama visited the stadium...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man shot during police incident faces charges

A man shot March 19 by Montezuma County and Cortez law-enforcement officers has been charged with multiple felonies, including attempted murder.Zachary Sullivan, 31, was formally advised of his...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

House Dems have plans for budget

DENVER – Colorado House Democrats unhappy with the state’s budget proposal to cut education funding are gearing up for a long fight, saying they plan to introduce three dozen amendments to a deal...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. lawmakers nix first-evermarijuana investment fund

DENVER – The nation’s first proposed state-backed investment bank for the marijuana business failed Tuesday after a fiery debate in the Colorado House.Democrats and Republicans fell on both sides...

DATE: April 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Longmont doctor returning to Haiti to rebuild clinic in capital ghetto

LONGMONT (AP) – Shortly after a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, Dr. Peter Schmid rushed to the country to help the wounded.Now, more than a year later, he’s planning to return to...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Debate stirs over Utah tar-sands mine project

SALT LAKE CITY – Beneath the lush, green hills of eastern Utah’s Uinta Basin, where elk, bear and bison outnumber people, the soil is saturated with a sticky tar that may soon provide a new...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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