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Digital records measure advances

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite concerns about personal information being accidentally released to anyone who asks, a bill to modernize the Colorado Open Records Act to be more in step with the digital world cleared a Senate committee on ...

Council to end telecom contract

By Amy Hamilton

An idea to create a public-private partnership with telecommunications firm SiFi/Nokia to create a fiber broadband network in Grand Junction died in its tracks Wednesday night. The Grand Junction City Council voted 5-2 to step away from a ...

Procurement code for state gets an update

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill designed to modernize Colorado’s procurement code will be helpful to private businesses that submit bids for state contracts, the sponsors of the measure said Tuesday. The sweeping 103-page bill, introduced in part ...

Bill would make it a felony to tamper with oil, gas equipment

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It didn’t matter that Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg tightened his measure to go after only the more egregious tamperings with oil and gas equipment. Senate Democrats still didn’t like the bill Tuesday. A day after the ...


TABOR-tweak bill clears committee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Coloradans would get to vote on how they want state lawmakers to calculate the revenue cap mandated by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights under a bill that won approval in a House committee Monday. While supporters like the ...


Arena vote draws near

By Amy Hamilton

Some residents can already taste the nachos while taking in a hockey game or feel the thrill ripple through the audience when their beloved band takes the stage. Others shudder to think Grand Junction could invest tens of millions of dollars ...

Drill rig tampering could soon be a felony

By Charles Ashby

Tampering with oil or gas drilling equipment would become a felony under a bill the Colorado Senate is considering. Republicans who support the measure, SB35, say it is a matter of public safety because tampering with such equipment by ...


Voter hindrance 
or money saver?

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Legislature is considering a bill designed to help save money when the state conducts elections. Problem is, some people see it as a way to suppress voter turnout. That measure, SB71, would allow elections officials in the ...

White House postpones mineral rule in litigation

By Dennis Webb

The Trump administration has delayed implementation of a rule revising how coal, oil and gas are valued for federal royalty purposes pending resolution of litigation challenging it. The action Wednesday comes about a week after U.S. Rep. ...

Samaritans could be free to aid kids, pets in hot cars

By Charles Ashby

Help is on the way for animals and small children locked in overheated cars under a bill that won unanimous approval in a House committee Thursday. Good Samaritans who come across pets or children locked in cars would have a means to help and ...

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