Breaking News: Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

By The AP

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, and marked the first time the Senate passed a bill authorizing the pipeline, despite numerous attempts to force President Barack Obama’s hand on the issue. ...

Eckert leaving for Utah park

By Gary Harmon

Colorado National Monument Superintendent Lisa Eckert will take over this spring as head of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. An interim superintendent for the monument overlooking the Grand Valley will be appointed, the National Park Service said. Watch and The Daily Sentinel for additional information on this story.  ...

National park rangers trying to find missing hiker

By The AP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Rangers in Rocky Mountain National Park are trying to find a New York man who disappeared while hiking over a mountain road covered in snowdrifts. Rangers said they tried to talk Jay Starr Jr., who is from Cohoes, N.Y., from trying to hike over the Continental Divide in the park on Monday because he was not dressed for winter conditions. On Tuesday, park rangers on skis found him hiking on snow-covered Trail Ridge Road and he ran away. On Wednesday, ...

Rob Zombie and Weezer added to Loudwire lineup

By Staff

The Loudwire 2015 Music Festival announced Thursday that Rob Zombie and Weezer will join Linkin Park as headliners at this year’s show. The event will take place June 26-28 at the Country Jam Ranch in Mack. Tickets are available at  ...

Man arrested in Longmont on 12th DUI charge

By The AP

LONGMONT — Longmont police have arrested a man on suspicion of drunken driving for the 12th time since 1986. Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett says the arrest serves as an example why the state needs a felony DUI law. According to the Longmont Times-Call, a police report said Dan Brooks failed a field sobriety test following a traffic stop and was driving on a suspended license at the time of his arrest. Brooks is charged with DUI and being in a possession of an open ...

Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy

By The AP

DENVER — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn’t trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter. The demand by Laura Sonya Rosales Hernandez came as the Denver Police Department and an independent city official who monitors the agency disclosed that separate investigations were underway into policies regarding officers shooting at moving vehicles. The Monday ...

US Senate rejects amendment on lesser prairie chicken

By The AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government’s threatened species act. The Kansas City Star reports Moran’s amendment to a bill intended to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline fell short of the 60 votes needed to be added to the measure. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year designated the lesser prairie chicken as threatened, ...

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