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Colorado county to review building naming practice

By The AP

LITTLETON — County commissioners in a Denver suburb will consider a new policy prohibiting naming buildings, parks or streets after someone who’s still alive following the incarceration of a sheriff in a jail named after ...

Toyota dealers sponsoring Denver Zoo exhibit

By The AP

DENVER — The Denver Toyota Dealers Association is spending more than $5 million for the right to name a new Denver Zoo exhibit the Toyota Elephant Passage. The $50 million exhibit will focus on Asian elephants, rhinos and tapirs. It is ...

UPDATE: Bodies of 2 plane crash victims found in SW Colo.

By The AP

SILVERTON — Searchers have found the final two people killed in a plane crash in the southwest Colorado mountains. La Plata County sheriff’s spokesman Dan Bender said the victims were found midday today during a search involving ...

Authorities: Outlet overloaded with Christmas lights caused fatal fire

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Authorities say a Fountain man has died in a fire that was started by an electrical outlet overloaded with Christmas lights. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that 45-year-old Joe Nauta died in the blaze Monday ...

Colorado delays fracking disclosure decision

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado regulators decided Monday night to wait a week before they start deliberating a proposal to require oil and gas companies to publicly disclose what chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...

Colorado foreclosures down 28 percent this year

By The AP

DENVER — Foreclosures in Colorado are down steeply as 2011 nears an end. The state Division of Housing says that foreclosures are down 28 percent. Year-to-date through November, the county with the largest decreases in foreclosure ...


District map for Congress finds approval

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The major-party candidates vying to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District said they’re pleased with the way the map was drawn to represent most of the Western Slope and much of southern Colorado. The Colorado Supreme ...

Ex-teammates band together in wake of fire

By Nick Walter

Two months ago, Alicia Fritzlan and Melissa Williams split from the Grand Junction Roller Girls to form the Grand Valley Vixens and spark a crosstown rivalry in the hip-checking, elbow-swinging sport of roller derby. But a recent house fire ...

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Frack disclosure rule dissected at hearing

By Dennis Webb

For years and years, Tresi Houpt has heard the stories over and over. When she served as a Garfield County commissioner and member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, residents repeatedly told her about dizziness, headaches, ...

Tipton: Billionaire’s land swap idea will have to be vetted by the public

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Any swap that would consolidate the Bear Ranch in the North Fork Valley would have to be vetted in public hearings, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. “I would need public hearings to be held,” Tipton said of the swap, for which ...

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