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Email letters, April 19, 2012

By Staff

Media focusing on the wrong things Our country is bankrupt, true unemployment (not the phony figures politicians and the government quote) is greater than 15 percent, personal bankruptcies and mortgage foreclosures are at an all time high, ...

Soldier’s wife learned of his death via Facebook

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS – The military is investigating after the wife of a Fort Carson soldier said she learned of her husband’s death in Afghanistan from a posting on Facebook asking her to call about an emergency. Christopher Brown of ...

Bill would eliminate CBI check on gun buys

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—The Colorado Bureau of Investigations would no longer perform background checks on gun purchases under a bill that passed the Colorado House on Wednesday. Rep. Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, said House Bill 1048, which he ...

Knife-wielding thief denied money, takes car instead

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — A knife-wielding thief who tried to rob a man who claimed he had no cash took the man’s car instead. Colorado Springs police say the motorist was sitting in his car listening to music when the thief came up and ...

Winter weather advisory issued for Western Slope

By The Associated Press

DENVER — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for western Colorado. Forecasters say snow is expected above 8,500 feet through Thursday morning. The Colorado Department of Transportation says snowy and ...

Policy limits fracking output

By Matthew Berger

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released long-awaited new regulations for oil and gas operations Wednesday. The rules are its first to regulate air pollution from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and are expected to impact wells and ...

Man who shot self gets ticket

By Paul Shockley

A man who allegedly was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana faces criminal charges after accidentally shooting himself in the hand with his handgun, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Frankie M. Sanchez, 27, was issued a ...

Teachers ask board to reconsider 4-day week

By {screen_name}

Brad Thomas has two side jobs and is looking for a third on top of his primary career as a Central High School teacher. Like all employees in the district, Thomas has lost five days of pay over the last three years and taken on additional ...

School health clinic saving district money

By {screen_name}

Nine-hundred people have signed up to participate in a new School District 51 employee health clinic that already is saving the district money. The clinic, which is a program, not a building, started March 1. The school district has a ...

Timber measure seen as irrelevant dies in committee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House committee killed a bill Wednesday that would have done nothing. The measure, introduced by Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, started out as a centerpiece to the House Republicans’ jobs agenda. Pushed by House ...

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