Jailed environmental activist fights conviction

DENVER – An environmental activist who disrupted a natural-gas and oil auction for land near Utah’s national parks did so in protest, bringing attention to parcels that shouldn’t have been for...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Civil unions on agenda Monday

DENVER – Same-sex unions will take center stage in Colorado next week, with Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper taking the unusual and expensive step of calling lawmakers back to work, saying...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Romney: Energy policy failed

FORT LUPTON – Republican Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama taking credit for increased American energy production is like Romney claiming responsibility for the Red Sox’s World Series wins...

DATE: May 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. Justice Department plans to sue Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX – Federal authorities said Wednesday that they plan to sue Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office over allegations of civil-rights violations, including the racial...

DATE: May 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Civil-unions bill fails to get a vote

DENVER – Chants of “shame on you” from gay-rights supporters thundered through the Colorado House on Tuesday night after Republican House Speaker Frank McNulty said legislation to allow civil...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Shoppers won’t get tax break

DENVER – A proposed tax break on back-to-school shopping on clothes, computers and school supplies has been defeated in the closing days of the Colorado Legislature.A Senate committee rejected the...

DATE: May 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. governor unveils wildfire-warning plan

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and state forestry officials on Monday unveiled a new statewide email notification system for alerting residents of potential dangers from...

DATE: May 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coloradans give $1M to super PACs

WASHINGTON – Coloradans have donated more than $1 million to super PACs so far this election cycle, with some giving as much as $100,000 to outside groups representing Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or...

DATE: May 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Final stretch headliner: Civil unions

DENVER – Politicians are prone to putting off tough decisions until the last possible moment.Need proof? Look to Colorado’s divided Legislature. Just when Republicans ruling the House and Democrats...

DATE: May 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Briefs

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

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