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Should government have to pay for land-use decisions that affect property value?

A proposed initiative on the November ballot that would allow Colorado residents to make financial claims on property that is devalued because of government actions could create a mess for La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters trying to stop new Colorado wildfire

FORT COLLINS – Firefighters are trying to stop a new wildfire in northern Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service says the Seaman Fire about 18 miles northwest of Fort Collins was discovered Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rat sightings becoming more common in Denver, statewide

DENVER – Denver officials say the increased sightings of rats at a city park are part of a growing number of rats citywide and statewide. The Denver Post reports city officials say while the rats...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Treasurer hopeful Brian Watson proposes raising retirement age again for PERA

Raising the retirement age for the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association would chip away at the pension plan’s $32 billion shortfall over the next three decades, said Brian Watson, the...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwest Memorial’s cutbacks hit home in Dolores

Cutbacks at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez are having an impact on Dolores, Southwest Health System CEO Tony Sudduth told the Dolores Town Board about the hospital’s financial health....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

US Justice Department seeks dismissal from tribe’s lawsuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department want a federal judge to drop a lawsuit that faulted the office for not prosecuting an Arizona police officer in a Navajo woman’s death....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pitkin County considers increased fees to offset energy use

ASPEN – Pitkin County commissioners are considering increased fees to mitigate the environmental impact of energy used in larger homes being built in the Aspen area. The county’s Renewable Energy...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jared Polis fires back at GOP attack over income taxes

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis said Tuesday he will be glad to discuss releasing more of his tax returns once Walker Stapleton, his Republican opponent in the Colorado gubernatorial race, matches the seven...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Top Colorado Democrats object to Trump plans for oil and gas drilling

DENVER – Top Colorado Democrats on Tuesday accused the Trump administration of rushing to open public lands to oil and gas drilling without giving the public nearly enough time to comment. In...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Elizabeth Smart upset one of her kidnappers to be freed early

SALT LAKE CITY – A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Moon rock hunter closes in on tracking down missing stones

SALT LAKE CITY – A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Small private college abandons ‘prestige’ tuition pricing

SANTA FE – A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, while acknowledging that steady price increases in...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News