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Smart storms from court during doctor’s testimony

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart stormed from a Utah courtroom today as a psychiatrist testified that her alleged attacker had been motivated by a desire to have children and create a new race in an imaginary ...


Black Ridge desert bighorn sheep herd back on healthy course

By Dave Buchanan

When Montana hunter Dick Sapa recently became the first nonresident hunter to harvest a desert bighorn ram from the Black Ridge herd, his trophy was notable for more than simply being the first of its kind. Sapa’s ram, estimated at 9.5 ...

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Hoof it to see wildlife on Rim Rock Drive

By Dave Buchanan

With apologies to the great singer Lou Reed, take a walk on the wild side. The seasonal closure of Rim Rock Drive through Colorado National Monument opens new opportunities for hikers and wildlife watchers. As park employees will attest, ...

Water committee urges Colo. to take bigger role

By The AP

LAKEWOOD — Gov. Bill Ritter says Colorado state government needs to take a bigger role in developing and promoting water projects if the state is going to provide for the estimated 10 million people who will live here in 40 years. The ...

Warren Jeffs arraigned in Texas on sex charges

By The AP

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was quietly extradited from Utah to Texas, where he was arraigned today to face trial on bigamy and sexual assault charges. Jeffs, who was indicted more than two years ago, ...

About 25,000 Coloradans could lose jobless aid

By The AP

DENVER — About 25,000 jobless Coloradans will lose their unemployment benefits before the holidays if Congress doesn’t extend the aid. State officials tell KUSA-TV that the aid will stop for another 6,000 people per week for the ...

Gov.-elect Hickenlooper continues listening tour

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper is looking for ideas as he prepares to take office with the state facing a projected shortfall of $715 million. Hickenlooper says everyone has a role to play in finding solutions, ...


Ready to ride for toy run

By Amy Hamilton

Plan to line up along 12th Street or head to the Lincoln Park Barn on Saturday afternoon if you relish the sight of hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycles rumbling by. Riders on the 31st annual Toy Run for the Western Slope Harley Owners ...

Employer premiums to unemployment fund will increase

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The premium that employers pay into the state’s unemployment fund will increase for many companies next year in an attempt to shore up Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The fund has been broke since January. The rate ...

Senate approves food-safety legislation

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A measure that gives federal officials greater regulatory reach into food-safety matters passed the Senate on Tuesday. The measure now must gain House approval before it goes to the president. The House already passed a version of the ...

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