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Colorado’s construction defects reform signed into law

DENVER – The ink is officially drying on the first success for construction defects litigation reform in Colorado, House Bill 1279. The bill represents a highlight of bipartisan efforts in the 2017...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fulton: Unlikely leadership emerges for grand compromise for rural Colorado

In the closing weeks of the 71st General Assembly, we found the face of real leadership emerge in the most unlikely form. It was a team of disparate legislators that came together to solve some of...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Jeff Kuss memorial signs installed on Durango highway

Signs were installed Monday along Colorado Highway 3 to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native who died in a jet crash while practicing with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The highway in south...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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71st General Assembly: Legislative session touted as most production in years

The recently adjourned 71st session of the Colorado General Assembly moved the state forward on a variety of fronts, to a degree not seen in previous years, thanks to a willingness to compromise by...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Last minute bill approval spares hospitals from $264M cut

DENVER – In the closing moments of the Legislative session, lawmakers avoided taking $264 million in federal funds away from Colorado’s hospitals, and designates funding for transportation. Senate...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Last-minute fix for Colorado’s roads fails as session nears end

DENVER – The last-minute attempt to fix Colorado’s crumbling roads suffered a blowout Tuesday at the Capitol. Senate Bill 303, which would have dedicated 5 percent of sales tax revenue to...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former congressman Ray Kogovsek dies at 75

PUEBLO — Former U.S. Rep. Raymond Kogovsek of Colorado was buried Friday at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper reports that the three-term 3rd Congressional District...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hospital Provider Fee reform continues to move forward

DENVER – Financial relief for Colorado’s hospitals and promotion of rural areas is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Senate gave preliminary approval to a Christmas tree bill that...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Chaos breaks out during school finance debate

DENVER – The Senate was thrown into chaos briefly Friday as rule books and copies of the Colorado Revised Statutes were thrown open to check procedures because of a ruling by a committee chairman....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Construction defects reform clears the Legislature

DENVER – Lawmakers came together Thursday to push through a piece of legislation they hope will thaw a frigid affordable housing market. House Bill 1279, which contains several provisions aimed at...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife could seek new funding avenues

DENVER – Hikers, bikers, rafters and everyone else who enjoys Colorado’s wild areas and the animals that inhabit them may be asked in the future to put their money where their recreation is. House...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado’s first Public Lands Day to be celebrated this year

DENVER – Colorado officially has a day set aside to celebrate the abundance of public lands enjoyed by Coloradans and tourists from around the world. Gov. John Hickenlooper read a proclamation...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News