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Former agent new safety chief

DENVER – The new director of Colorado’s Department of Public Safety is a former FBI agent who’s been in leadership positions during national and international events, including the capture of...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dome doldrums plague state

DENVER – Colorado’s effort to raise money to repair its rusting Capitol dome is off to a rusty start itself. A month after announcing a splashy fundraising effort, restoration officials said...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Letter to FCC: We want our Denver TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorado’s congressional delegation renewed calls to the Federal Communication Commission on Thursday to bring Colorado television broadcasts to La Plata and Montezuma...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A helping hand in hard times

A college education universally is seen as a way to get ahead, but in these tough times, when both unemployment and tuition are rising, its promise is slipping out of reach for more and more...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats, GOP play reverse roles

DENVER – Legislators completed an epic role reversal Thursday on a vote to balance the state budget.House Republicans voted to take money from local government grants – a practice they railed...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday 8:12 a.m. A hit-and-run incident was reported in the 2300 block of Main Avenue.8:31 a.m. A vehicle appeared abandoned in the 500 block of East Seventh Avenue.8:33 a.m. A...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spaaah Shop owner enters council race

Connie Imig, co-owner of Spaaah Shop and Day Spa, said the economic health of the community and the acquisition of more open space are her top two priorities when she announced her candidacy for...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clean air’s costs worry some at hearing

FARMINGTON – More than 200 people turned out Thursday night for the Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing about proposed rules to restrict emissions from the San Juan Generating...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuition bill passes first test

DENVER – A Senate panel approved in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants Thursday, but the bill’s biggest tests will come later.Senate Bill 126 would allow children who came to the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor mum on changes

DENVER – Colorado’s state constitution is confusing and easy to change. New Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper says efforts to revise the state constitution are “a huge issue” – but Hickenlooper...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rescued circus lions arrive in Colorado

DENVER – Twenty-five lions, most of them rescued from Bolivian circuses, began their new lives at a Colorado wildlife sanctuary Thursday, pouncing in large, fenced areas and enjoying the feel of...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico’s U.S. Sen. Bingaman to retire

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., intends to retire at the end of his term, his office announced today, the latest in a string of departures to hit the Democrats as they look ahead to the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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