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Govt: New rules would cut thousands of coal jobs

By The AP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Obama administration’s own experts estimate their proposal for protecting streams from coal mining would eliminate thousands of jobs and slash production across much of the country, according to a government ...

Utah House approves state gun designation

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah House approved the designation of a semiautomatic pistol as the official state gun despite concerns about sending the wrong message in light of recent U.S. mass shootings. Republican Rep. Carl Wimmer of ...


Sled dogs, mushers prepare for snow, race

By Dave Buchanan

The call of the wild makes its annual return to Grand Mesa this weekend when the Colorado Mountain Sled Dog Club and the Colorado Mountain Mushers host their fifth annual Rocky Mountain High Sled Dog sprints. The action goes from 8:30 a.m. to ...


Ice fishing sounds absurd, but breeds fun, adventure

By Guest Columnist

BY JOEL L. EVANS Usually when I go fishing, I walk in the water. That is at least until I fall in and go swimming. But that’s summer. This time of year, I’m able to walk on the water. Frozen lakes demand a change from a warm ...

VinCo seminar working to help Colorado wine

By Dave Buchanan

Put 45 winemakers and grape growers in a room, pour a few samples of blind-tasted wines, and the only thing the 45 might agree on is to disagree. That’s just about what was found last week when state enologist Steve Menke hosted his ...

Gessler suggests review of officials’ salaries

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado secretary of State Scott Gessler says lawmakers should consider a state commission to review the salaries of state elected officials. Gessler drew fire after he announced plans to work part-time for his old law firm, ...

New-home sales in 2010 fall to lowest in 47 years

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Buyers purchased the fewest number of new homes last year on records going back 47 years. Sales for all of 2010 totaled 321,000, a drop of 14.4 percent from the 375,000 homes sold in 2009, the Commerce Department said ...

CBO: This year’s budget deficit to hit $1.5 trillion

By The AP

WASHINGTON — A continuing weak economy and last month’s bipartisan tax cut legislation will drive the government’s deficit to a record $1.5 trillion this year, a new government estimates predicts. The eye-popping numbers mean ...

John Salazar faces confirmation hearing

By The AP

DENVER — Former U.S. Rep. John Salazar faces a Senate confirmation hearing to move him a step closer to taking charge of the state Department of Agriculture. The farmer from Manassa has been designated for the agriculture job by ...

Colo. Republicans want voters to prove citizenship

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Republicans lawmakers are proposing that people provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. The bill will get its first hearing today in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Sen. Ted ...

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