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Brophy: He’s the man to return state control to Republicans

By Charles Ashby

State Sen. Greg Brophy is pretty certain he wants to be governor of Colorado. But if some people in several of the counties in his expansive northeast Colorado Senate district have their way, the Wray Republican who’s seeking the GOP ...

Colorado shoppers escape new credit card fees

By The AP

DENVER — Shoppers in Colorado stores won’t have to worry about new credit card surcharges being imposed on customers in other states. The surcharges are illegal under Colorado law, so business cannot add the fees to purchases. In ...

Holmes lawyers seek delay of hearing on reporter

By The AP

DENVER — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have asked a judge to postpone a hearing on their attempt to force a Fox News Channel reporter to testify about her sources. A hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 4 ...

Obama asks police to help pass gun legislation

By The AP

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama kept up pressure on Congress Monday to pass tough new gun legislation, seeking help from law enforcement leaders in three communities that have suffered the horrors of mass shootings. At a White House ...

CO lawmakers want to make sure kids eat breakfast

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Democratic lawmakers say they want to ensure children are eating breakfast by requiring schools to serve the meal for free after the first bell of the day. Schools that have 70 percent of more students who qualify for ...

Man accused of assaulting missing Johnstown girl

By The AP

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown police have arrested a man on suspicion of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl who became the subject of a missing child alert after she sent messages asking friends to call police. The girl was found Thursday. She had ...

Indiana man sentenced to 34 years in child-sex sting

By Paul Shockley

A man who drove from Indiana to Garfield County for sex with children in a law enforcement sting operation was sentenced Tuesday to serve 34 years in federal prison. Steven Raines, 35, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was also ordered by U.S. District ...


Mine activity likely cause of small Paonia quake

By Duffy Hayes

Scientists recorded a small earthquake early Thursday morning in coal country near Paonia, a tremor that doesn’t seem to have registered much with residents there. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 2.8 quake at 12:35 a.m., ...

Craig man dies in blast 
at Moffat 
fracking site

By Dennis Webb

A Craig man was killed Thursday morning when a 300-barrel storage tank exploded at an oil and gas development site in Moffat County as workers there were using a propane heating device to thaw valves. Jon Herod, 49, was killed in the incident ...

Lawmakers agree on endangered fish funding

By Staff

As the House and Senate wrangled over the fiscal cliff, Democrats and Republicans found agreement on the four endangered fish of the Colorado River. The Senate on Monday unanimously approved a measure reauthorizing the recovery program for ...

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