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Man ID’d in officer shooting in FarmingtonFARMINGTON – Authorities have released the name of a Farmington man who was fatally shot by a police officer on New Year’s Day.Police say 49-year-old Mark...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo.’s first pot club closed in dispute with landlord

DENVER (AP) – The first recreational pot club to open in Colorado has already closed its doors, after a dispute with its landlord.The White Horse Inn, in the tiny southern Colorado town of Del...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Eagle County foreclosure rates down

VAIL – Fewer people in Eagle County started the foreclosure process in 2012 than in 2011. Still, more than 300 people lost their homes last year.The latest figures from the Eagle County Public...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pueblo pastors help to dispose of firearms

PUEBLO – Church pastors organized a small gun buyback in Pueblo in response to the elementary school shootings in Connecticut.The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Sunday’s buyback netted only seven...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ariz. gun buyback effort raises questions

TUCSON, Ariz. – An effort to raise money for a gun-buyback program in Tucson is prompting questions about a change in state law.City Councilor Steve Kozachik is raising $5,000 so Tucsonans may have...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque police chief seeks results of survey

ALBUQUERQUE – Two officials in Albuquerque want the city’s police union to turn over documents from a recent survey of officers that found the agency suffers from low morale and an overwhelming...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Guv’s changes for state workers complete

DENVER – Colorado has completed its biggest revisions in four decades on how state employees are paid, hired and fired.Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday he certified the voter-approved...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver’s first marijuana den opens doors

DENVER (AP) – Billed as Denver’s first legal private cannabis club, Club 64, met Monday afternoon at a Larimer Street retail store.“We will have a ribbon cutting. We will probably go until New...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmaker proposes fee on gun buyers

A Denver Democrat wants potential gun buyers to pay for their own criminal background checks, and pump the savings into mental-health treatment.But state Rep. Lois Court said Monday she hasn’t done...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Canyonlands National Park faces invasive species issue

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah – Larry Aberback studied the banks of the Colorado River in quiet reflection and then posed a question many of the others on the commercially guided float trip had...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. mural honors Conn. victims

LONGMONT (AP) – The murals that Longmont artist Gamma Acosta paints on his uncle’s vacant building at Third Avenue and Lashley Street are often temporary. At some point, a fresh coat of paint turns...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CBI wants $500K for background checks

DENVER – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is planning to ask lawmakers for $500,000 to help it more quickly process the huge backlog of background checks for gun buyers that has swamped the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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