Laws

U.S. Supreme Court to hear government’s email dispute with Microsoft

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government’s authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Colorado law has unaffiliated voters concerned over privacy

DENVER – A pair of organizations which represent independent voters that sought a veto of a bill designed to codify Propositions 107 and 108, which were approved by voters in November, say they’re...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Widow files lawsuit after crash of World War II plane

A lawsuit was filed this week against the estate of a pilot who had high levels of THC from marijuana in his system when he crashed a World War II plane in 2014, court documents say. Mona Schlarb,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado set to prohibit marijuana co-op growing operations

DENVER – Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Kinder Morgan, Montezuma County argue in Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in Kinder Morgan’s tax case against Montezuma County. The nine-year battle stems from a 2008 dispute over the company’s reported assessed...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Minimum wage increase, other new laws take effect Jan. 1

DENVER – The minimum wage will begin to rise, it will be tougher to amend the state constitution, and primary elections will change with the new year. Along with state amendments and propositions...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango clashes with Burger King over sign

Burger King’s towering sign on Main Avenue has been flouting city code restrictions for a year. The restaurant received approval for a sign supported by a pole in 2001 but failed to get a permit to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transit accessibility updates could cost $20 million

It will take about $20 million to bring the city’s Transit Center and bus stops into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This money would pay for about 1,948 individual projects...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Colorado and across the country, lawmakers dealing with teen sexting

DENVER – Rampant teen sexting has left Colorado lawmakers struggling to find some kind of legal middle ground between prosecuting students for child porn and letting them off the hook. Most states...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango City Council seeks to encourage affordable housing

Durangoans will have a chance Tuesday to weigh in on two affordable housing policies. The Durango City Council has been debating ways to address the housing shortage for months, and Tuesday...

DATE: March 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos marshal finalists named

The Mancos town administrator announced Wednesday the three finalists for the open marshal post. The three candidates face a psychological evaluation, drug test, background investigation, skills...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton battles ‘regulation overreach’

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton denounced “regulatory overreach” by the federal government on matters of water and public lands in a speech at a Southwest Colorado Livestock Association meeting at the Elks...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News