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GOP kills measure to change TABOR

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Instead of increasing taxes — as another proposal working its way through the Colorado Legislature would do to pay for transportation projects — a solitary Republican tried to persuade his fellow GOP senators Monday ...

Bill would bar camps in state for internees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado Legislature want to make sure that the state plays no part in any effort to intern or otherwise target residents based on their religious affiliation or ethnicity. While the measure clearly is aimed at ...

Drilling setback rule may change

By Dennis Webb

A newly introduced bill in the state Legislature would change Colorado’s 1,000-foot minimum setback requirement between schools and oil and gas facilities so that it applies to a school’s property boundary rather than the building ...

Bills aim for transparency in campaign funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — House Democrats want to do something about the influence of money in elections. Led by House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, three freshmen Democrats introduced four bills Wednesday designed either to limit money in certain ...


Panel votes to ease PERA income limits

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite opposition from the state’s largest public employees retirement plan, a House committee Wednesday approved a bill designed to help rural parts of the state recruit more teachers. Under current law, restrictions on ...

City limits brightness of signs

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction has determined businesses can display signs regardless of their content, in keeping with citizens’ First Amendment rights to free speech. The city regulates signs based on size, location, the number of signs, height and ...


County allows Collbran ranch to run events facility

By Mike Wiggins

A Collbran property owner who has been illegally hosting weddings and other commercial events for years received the go-ahead Tuesday to begin holding those kinds of activities legitimately, despite concerns from neighbors and Mesa County ...

Donald Trump, Carrie Couey

GarCo resident recalls poignant moment with Trump

By Dennis Webb

Donald Trump wasn’t always Carrie Couey’s pick for president. But the candidate she ended up voting for in November made quite the impression on her when he clasped her hand at the White House Monday and appeared to feel her pain ...

Measure aims to help boost rural broadband

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Jim Wilson is hoping he’s found an easy way to help rural parts of the state bring broadband to hard-to-reach areas of Colorado. The Salida Republican got the Colorado House on Tuesday to give preliminary approval to ...


Reiner: I’ll close offices one day a week if forced to cut budget

By Erin McIntyre

Tensions over Mesa County’s deteriorating budget situation came to a head Monday, when the clerk and recorder told commissioners she plans to close her offices one day a week if she’s forced to cut another 5 percent from the ...

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