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Colorado attorney general joins bipartisan group investigating opioid crisis

DENVER – A bipartisan group of attorneys general from around the country is investigating what role drug manufacturers may play in the opioid crisis. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State budget proposal cuts youth surveys on drugs, sex

DENVER – Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys anymore, under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature. The budget...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Fish study to begin at Pastorius Reservoir

If you’re fishing at Pastorius Reservoir and catch a rainbow trout without a fin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to know about it. Spokesman Joe Lewandowski says CPW is trying to determine the...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sen. Don Coram’s efforts to make rolling coal illegal are commendable

Though La Plata County cyclists are all too familiar, participants in a post-election gathering at Fassbinder Park in November were surprised by something most had never before experienced: Young...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Decision on future of sheep grazing pushed back

The U.S. Forest Service has delayed its expected winter announcement on the future of domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, and now expects a decision “in the next few months.” In...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coloradans take Utah’s lesson on public lands to heart

DENVER – Members of the outdoor recreation community sent a message this week to state governments about endangering the public lands that the industry relies on. That message: Shape up or we will...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildlife panel considers pet sloths, kangaroos for Coloradans

The future of two-toed sloth and eastern gray kangaroo pet ownership hangs in the balance for Colorado residents, as the state Parks and Wildlife Commission decided this week to make a final ruling...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Democrats concerned over projected state revenue drop

DENVER – As the 71st Colorado General Assembly prepares to convene this week, some Democrats expressed concern over how much can be accomplished because of an expected $500 million gap between Gov....

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bluebird boxes for sale

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife museum volunteer group is offering $30 cedar bluebird boxes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife service center, 151 E....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Greeley residents sue Colorado, saying oil-gas rules weren’t enforced

DENVER – Residents of a Greeley neighborhood sued the state of Colorado on Friday, saying oil and gas regulators did not do enough to protect them from the disruption and danger of a big energy...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Orphaned cub found in Dolores to get company

A mountain lion cub rescued near Dolores on Oct. 13 will be paired with another orphaned cub at the Schneegas Wildlife Foundation rehabilitation center in Silt, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Taxpayers to foot bill for Freda Mine cleanup

Taxpayers again must foot the bill for cleaning up a Colorado mine site previously operated by embroiled company Red Arrow Gold Corp. “We wrote a violation, and recalculated his (Red Arrow owner...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News