Government budget woestopic of Denver forum

DENVER – Thousands of miles from the budget wrangling in Washington, D.C., bipartisan finance experts talked calmly Friday about fixing the nation’s pocketbook.Ironically, the two senators who put...

DATE: April 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver coach accused of sex with two students

DENVER – A suburban Denver basketball coach has been accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with two students, and three school district employees have been placed on paid administrative...

DATE: April 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Larimer sheriff says he’ll protect national park if feds shut down

FORT COLLINS – A sheriff on the eastern end of Rocky Mountain National Park is encouraging people to visit the park even if a government shutdown closes it down.Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith...

DATE: April 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Crews remove boulders from I-70

GEORGETOWN – A 25-mile stretch of Colorado’s main east-west highway was shut down Tuesday so crews tethered to a mountainside by ropes could pry loose unstable boulders threatening to tumble onto...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Winds kick up Larimer fire

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Authorities are asking people in 21 homes to leave the area where a 5-square-mile wildfire is burning in Larimer County.Fire managers say strong winds have kicked up flames in...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Snow slows Larimer County wildfire

DENVER – A wind-driven wildfire west of Fort Collins scorched 4,500 acres by Sunday evening – more than double original estimates – and destroyed more than a dozen homes before shifting winds and...

DATE: April 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

Wildfire burning in N.M. wildlife area ALBUQUERQUE – State forestry officials say crews are battling a 100-acre wildfire in the Bernardo State Wildlife Area.They say the human-caused fire is...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot taxes could save Colo. treatment program

DENVER – Some state lawmakers want marijuana taxes to save a drug and alcohol treatment program threatened by Colorado budget cuts.A House committee voted Friday to use $1 million of sales taxes...

DATE: April 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bipartisan health-exchange unravels

DENVER – Bipartisan agreement on health care? It didn’t last long in Colorado.A proposal to set up a state health-insurance exchange, a market in which individuals and small businesses could pool...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Republicans reject civil-union bill

DENVER – Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee rejected a bill to grant civil unions to same-sex couples after hearing seven hours of testimony in an overflowing committee room.A GOP-led...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Arizona law bans abortions based on ethnicity or gender

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed what is likely the first legislation in the nation to ban abortions over ethnicity.The law makes it a Class 3 felony to knowingly perform or provide...

DATE: March 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gadhafi’s son gets tour of Air Force Academy

DENVER – Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s youngest son visited the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs last month during a U.S. tour but couldn’t have learned anything to benefit the Libyan...

DATE: March 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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