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Blowing snow in eastern Colorado closes schools, highway stretches

DENVER – Blowing snow and icy roads in suburban Denver and other parts of eastern Colorado have closed schools and shut down highways. Stretches of Interstate 70 were closed Tuesday, preventing...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico considers legalizing medically assisted suicide

SANTA FE – State lawmakers are considering whether to legalize medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. A proposal from Democratic Rep. Deborah Armstrong of Albuquerque and Sen. Liz...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Second skier dies in aftermath of New Mexico avalanche

SANTA FE – A second person died from injuries sustained in an avalanche last week at a northern New Mexico ski resort, relatives and a hospital official said Monday. The deceased skier was...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. secretary of state takes aim at ‘massive secret political spending’

By Alex Burness The Colorado Independent Those seeking to limit the influence of money in Colorado politics can only do so much. Reformers would love to limit campaign expenditures, for example,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

SALT LAKE CITY – A man is under arrest in Utah after police say he posted on Facebook about “killing as many girls as I see” the same weekend that Women’s Marches were held around the country. Jail...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gila National Forest uses honor system for firewood cutting

SILVER CITY, N.M. – The Gila National Forest says it will allow people to cut firewood for personal use as long as they obtain permits after the federal government shutdown ends. Forest officials...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Worker dies in explosion at natural gas site in Southwest Colorado

A 47-year-old New Mexico man died earlier this month after an explosion at a natural-gas well site in southern La Plata County. According to state records, Randy Yellowman was working as a contract...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man takes city to small claims court

Ron Cornelius came home thirsty late one night in 2016. He went to the faucet, turned the knob and put a cup under the spout. Nothing came out. “It turns out they had shut the water off, and they...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s history of women in politics marks another milestone: A House majority

Colorado’s House of Representatives is in an exclusive club. It’s one of only two legislative chambers in the country where female lawmakers hold a majority. Overall, women make up nearly half of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker was rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

University of Colorado monitors shutdown effects on campus

BOULDER – University of Colorado officials are monitoring the effects of the partial government shutdown on the university where the majority of research funding comes from the federal government....

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico charter school advocates protest enrollment cap

SANTA FE – Advocates for charter schools in New Mexico are criticizing a bill to increase state educational funding that would place a cap student enrollment at autonomous public schools for one...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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