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Wright’s gun permit bill is killed

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The House Judiciary Committee made quick work of Rep. Jared Wright’s bill to do away with permits for carrying a concealed weapon. They killed it within minutes of it coming up “for action only” Tuesday on a ...


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Reiner to lead state’s association of county clerks

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner has taken on a new job. Not to worry, though, the lifelong county resident hasn’t left her old one. No, Reiner has officially taken the reins as this year’s president of the Colorado ...


Bill would put rules in place for published arrest photos

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Commercial websites that post arrest photographs and then charge people to have them taken down would be barred from that practice under a bill that won preliminary approval Monday in the Colorado House. Under HB1047, ...


2nd bill on energy standards fails

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Two Republican attempts to roll back renewable energy standards for rural electric associations failed in as many days in the Colorado House. On an 8-5 party-line vote Thursday, the House Transportation & Energy Committee ...


Gambling could bring fortunes to De Beque like Mesquite, resident says

By Amy Hamilton

De Beque-area resident Sheila Blackwell wanted to hear directly from supporters about the possibilities gambling might have on the economically depressed area. Blackwell, who used to live in Utah, saw how the tiny town of Mesquite, Nev., was ...


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Wright:
 Concealed carry permits are burden to citizens

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado residents shouldn’t be required to obtain a permit in order to carry their concealed handguns, two state lawmakers told a House committee Thursday. The measure, HB1041 introduced by Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, ...


Bronco heaven: Fourteeners renamed for big game

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper decided Wednesday to rename all of Colorado’s highest peaks. OK, only temporarily. The governor has matched the state’s “14er” peaks with players on the Denver Broncos football ...


CMU, CU leaders press for more state funds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s colleges and universities have hung in as long as they could in trying to keep tuition costs down for students, two university presidents told a Senate panel Wednesday. But if state officials want them to ...


Panel OKs bill on gifts for seniors

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Senate committee agreed Tuesday that the elderly shouldn’t have their state Old Age Pension payments reduced just because someone bought them dinner. That’s why the Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously to ...


Bill hikes Colorado tobacco age to 21

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Anyone under the age of 21 no longer would be able to smoke cigarettes under a bill to be introduced into the Colorado Legislature in the coming weeks. The bill, which is to be introduced by Republicans and Democrats, would ...


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