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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 ...

Barrett completes sell-off of natural gas assets

By Dennis Webb

Bill Barrett Corp. this week closed on its previously announced sale of natural gas assets including a partial interest in its holdings south of Silt. Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, on Monday acquired a working interest in what Barrett ...

Colo. theater shooting kin reject movie invitation

By The AP

CENTENNIAL — Relatives of the majority of people killed in a Colorado movie theater rejected an invitation on Wednesday to attend its reopening later this month, calling it a “disgusting offer.” The parents, grandparents, ...

Man dies of apparent gunshot wound in Denver

By The AP

DENVER — Denver police are investigating their first homicide of 2013. Officers responded to a report of a shooting Tuesday night and found two men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. They were taken to the hospital and one later ...

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