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Unions work on jobs agenda

DENVER – Recognizing that workers across the country are struggling for jobs, organized labor leaders are working on improving their image with Colorado lawmakers and voters, acknowledging that...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

School board member blasts MLK Day

GREELEY – A local school board member and radio station owner has come under fire for airing an editorial denouncing the holiday honoring slain civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Bionic’ mom emerges after illness claims limbs

DENVER (AP) – Beth Rayas plugs her arms in at night.After a medical nightmare left her a quad amputee, Rayas’ two advanced prosthetic arms – and her refusal to quit – allow her to do things that...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado inmates discover a useful trade in raising fish

CAÑON CITY (AP) – Douglas Jay checks the salinity of water in a giant tank of tilapia swirling in schools of hundreds.Jay darts from one fiberglass tank to the next in a giant greenhouse, working...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Paralyzed TV host relearns scuba diving

AVON (AP) – Tred Barta gets teary-eyed pretty easily these days. On Friday, it was hard to tell where swimming pool water ended and the tears began.Barta, who lives up Salt Creek near Eagle, has...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gnomes spring up during Loveland fundraiser

LOVELAND (AP) – A mysterious breed has moved into Loveland, stealthily and secretly. Brightly colored, whimsical garden gnomes are popping up in unexpected places with a unique mission – to bring...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Greeley principal balances school with life in rodeo

GREELEY (AP) – By day, Justin Ungeheuer is the stereotypical elementary school principal.Clad in a cardigan sweater, slacks and dress shoes, the 39-year-old walks through the halls of East Memorial...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov.’s jobs tour coming to Durango

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s statewide tour to get help from local counties in putting together an economic plan is under way.The tour will bring him to Durango today. The regional...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Full text of the governor's state of the state address as prepared

Text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State address, as prepared for delivery. (Hickenlooper made minor deviations to the text during the actual speech.) Most of us have faced a serious...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico electric utility requests relaxed renewable-energy mandate

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest electric utility is seeking a waiver from regulations that require the use of more renewable energy, saying it won’t be able to comply next year without exceeding...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Panel upholds approval of molybdenum mine plan near Crested Butte

DENVER – Colorado officials have rejected a conservation group’s challenge of a company’s plan to look for molybdenum at an old mining site near Crested Butte.High Country Citizens’ Alliance...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Charges pending as Navajo president Shelly takes oath in Ariz.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Ben Shelly was sworn in as the newest president of the Navajo Nation on Tuesday, delivering a message of change and partnership before a crowd braving near-freezing...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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