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Bill addressing
 adjunct prof pay 
proves too costly

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Adjunct teachers in the state’s community colleges aren’t being paid what they should be, a state lawmaker said Thursday. But because his bill to address the issue would have cost the state millions of dollars, the ...

Bill restores some lost funding for education

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lawmakers increased the funding they’re giving to the state’s 178 school districts to make up for money cut during the recent recession, but it still wasn’t enough for other legislators. So before the Colorado ...


Tancredo makes ballot in governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has collected enough signatures to appear on the GOP primary ballot in June. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office ruled Wednesday that the former congressman from the ...

Casinos counter ballot proposals by horse track

By Charles Ashby

The state’s only horse racing track isn’t the only group proposing ballot measures for voters to consider this fall. Last month, the owners of Arapahoe Park horse racing track in Aurora filed six proposed ballot measures calling ...


Fire fleet 
is closer 
to reality

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Legislature is close to coming up with a substantial amount of money to fund Sen. Steve King’s proposed aerial firefighting fleet. Lawmakers in the Colorado Senate are considering various ways to find about $21 million to ...


State targets Cameo parcel for gun range

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources hopes by the end of this year to go ahead with purchasing the old Cameo power plant site to open a new outdoor shooting range there. That is to be made possible thanks to a bill in the Colorado ...

Fracking-study measure advances

By Charles Ashby

A bill to study the health and “quality of life” impacts oil and gas development has on Colorado residents cleared a House committee on Tuesday. Although the measure is limited to studying how development, including the use of ...

Municipal ballots due by 7 p.m.

By Staff

Residents in cities and towns across the Western Slope tonight will decide whether to approve a sales-tax increase to fund a recreation center, choose whether retail marijuana stores should be allowed to set up shop and elect new boards and ...

Palisade peach rolls ahead for state symbol

By Charles Ashby

The Palisade peach is ripe to become the state’s next symbol. A measure to add it to the list of other symbols such as the state rock and state song cleared a House committee on Monday thanks to a group of children from a Denver ...

Remote testimony bill advances

By Charles Ashby

A handful of Western Slope residents traveled to Denver to testify on a bill Monday, and they hope it will be the last time they’ll have to drive that far to do so. That’s because the bill they were supporting would allow for ...

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