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State may criminalize witholding wages

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Withholding wages from an employee could become criminal in Colorado under a bill being debated at the state Legislature. A House committee will consider a “wage theft” bill Tuesday. The bill would make it illegal ...

Police try to help olympian find air pistol

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police are trying to help an Olympic athlete find his air pistol. According to KRDO-TV, Eli Bremer of Colorado Springs competed in the modern pentathlon during the 2008 Summer Olympics, and he hopes ...

Chevron halting oil shale effort

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Chevron Corp., one of the three companies issued leases to experiment on oil shale in 2007, is “divesting” its lease in northwest Colorado. “While our research was productive, this change assures that critical resources ...

Udall to test communities’ reaction to more wilderness

By Matthew Berger

In an effort to hear from a wide range of interests before proposing legislation, Sen. Mark Udall has launched a “collaborative, community-driven process” through which he hopes to hear citizens’ opinions on seeking ...


GarCo blocks asphalt plant

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners voted Monday against letting an asphalt plant operate next to an organic farm southeast of Rifle, after a growing outcry against the proposal from advocates for chemical-free, locally ...

D51 to host additional community budget forum

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School District 51 will sponsor a fourth community budget forum from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday at Mount Garfield Middle School. The district originally planned to have three community budget forums in February but decided to add a fourth session ...

Lochmiller wants lighter sentence

By Staff

Ponzi schemer Philip Rand Lochmiller should get at most 24 years in prison, his defense says in papers filed in U.S. District Court. Lochmiller, who is to be sentenced in March, also is asking that he be allowed to report for sentencing in ...

Blotter, Feb. 28, 2012

By Staff

Panther statue at large Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect who stole a black panther statue from a home in the 2900 block of Texas Avenue sometime between Feb. 16 and Feb. 20. The statue, valued at $500, ...

Online tool locates Democrat caucuses

By Staff

Colorado Democrats wanting to participate in caucuses March 6 can check online to learn where those will be conducted. On the front page of the party’s website,, Democrats can enter their street address to ...

Prescribed burn on Grand Mesa to decrease debris

By Staff

Federal and municipal officials are planning to set fire to a thickly overgrown area of oakbrush on the west-facing slope of Grand Mesa sometime this spring. “Smoke will be very visible throughout the Grand Valley, Plateau Valley” ...

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