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Erin Brockovich to tour Navajo Nation areas damaged by spill

By The AP

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.  — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich will be touring the Navajo Nation next week to get a firsthand look at the damage caused by the spill of wastewater from a Colorado mine. President Russell Begaye said ...

Interior signs Colwyo plan, says order satisfied

By Dennis Webb

The Interior Department has signed off on a modified mining plan for the Colowyo Coal Mine, saying the government has met the requirements for keeping the facility open ahead of next week’s court-ordered deadline. The action, assuming ...

Driver who struck pedestrian killed trying to help him

By The AP

WESTMINSTER — A driver who stopped to help a pedestrian she struck on a busy street is dead after stopping to help the man and being hit by another car in Westminster. The crashes happened Thursday night on Federal Boulevard, shutting ...

Larimer County wildfire that forced evacuations contained

By The AP

LIVERMORE — A wildfire that forced the evacuation of more than 100 people in Larimer County is fully contained. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says the Beartrap Fire near Red Feather Lakes was 100 percent contained Thursday ...

Councilmen hear concerns over proposed sit-lie ordinance

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — A proposed Colorado Springs ordinance that bars sleeping and camping in public spaces has outraged many residents who say the law discriminates against homeless people. The Gazette reports councilmen Keith King and ...


Film tells miracle of 1986

By Amy Hamilton

It’s a miracle that Sabrina Atwood has five siblings today instead of one. Back in 1986, a madman armed with a twitchy and powerful bomb and a cache of weapons demanded a $300 million ransom and threatened to blow up an elementary ...

Broncos safety T.J. Ward suspended for opener

By The AP

DENVER — Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward said the NFL is unfairly punishing him over a nightclub incident that happened more than 15 months ago, one in which criminal charges were ultimately dropped. Ward was suspended Thursday for ...

Boulder increases trash enforcement due to bears

By The AP

BOULDER — Boulder is increasing enforcement of the city’s bear-resistant trash requirements in the wake of increased bear sightings. The Daily Camera reports that code enforcement officers will start work earlier in the morning to ...

Printed Letters: Sept. 4, 2015

By Staff

Support the Land and 
Water Conservation Fund As Westerners we cherish our independent spirit, and often prefer to keep the government out of our business. Pundits and the public find criticism of “government programs” an ...

How to stop government shutdowns

By Greg Walcher

The president thought government spending was out of control, so he vetoed the appropriations bill. A determined Congress overrode the veto, restoring funding despite his objections. But it took 10 days for full funding to be restored, and in ...

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