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Colorado Court of Appeals upholds state’s ban on large-capacity magazines

The Colorado Court of Appeals, in a unanimous opinion issued Thursday, upheld the state’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines of 15 rounds or more. The lawsuit dates back to the contentious...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Control of Colorado Senate hinges on a handful of races

Keep an eye on Jefferson County when election results come in on Nov. 6. Three of the five races that will determine which party controls the Colorado Senate – and potentially could put the...

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

Colorado voters have a lot to consider

Millions of dollars are being spent to sway your vote for the Nov. 6 election, and it isn’t only candidates who are seeking your support. The General Assembly has forwarded six measures for the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Phony endorsement of Republican gets Hickenlooper’s dander up

A mailer that Democrats see as falsely implying that Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper supports the re-election bid of Republican state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton has the administration seeing...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Why the General Assembly is starting early next year (and on a weird day)

Over the last three years, opening day for the Colorado General Assembly was Jan. 13, Jan. 11 and Jan. 10, respectively. All three opening days were on a Wednesday. In 2019, the legislative session...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Opposition to Amendment 74 is growing

That Amendment 74 – the ballot measure to require governments to compensate property owners when regulations might impact their property values – is drawing opposition from city, county and state...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. Senate panel advances revival of key conservation fund

Now that the Sept. 30 deadline has come and gone for renewal of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Senate is taking another shot at finding a way to get the program back on track. On...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

What worries rural Colorado as the election approaches?

It’s a Tuesday morning at the La Jara Trading Post, in the San Luis Valley a few miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico state line. The employees and a steady stream of customers are talking about...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New reports show impact of President Trump’s trade war on agriculture

President Donald Trump’s tariff and trade polices have hit more than just the agriculture industry, according to a report released Thursday by the trade association for the solar industry. Also on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s drought set to be fourth worst on record

This year’s drought is one for the record books, – especially for Southwest Colorado. The Colorado water year, which ends Oct. 31, looks to be the fourth driest on record since the state began...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

ACLU demands 31 Colorado cities repeal anti-panhandling laws

The American Civil Liberties Union has sent letters to 31 cities in Colorado, demanding those cities repeal laws that restrict or ban panhandling. According to an ACLU statement, the letters are...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rep. Scott Tipton says he’ll support reauthorization of federal conservation fund

VAIL – Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez said Thursday he will support permanent reauthorization and full funding for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, ending months of...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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