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John Salazar accepts ag commissioner job

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. John Salazar will be agriculture commissioner when Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper takes office next week, the Democrat’s transition team confirmed minutes ago. Salazar, the Manassa Democrat who lost his re-election bid last ...

Colo. businesses say regulations strangling growth

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado business groups representing about 10,000 companies told lawmakers today that state and federal regulations are strangling their ability to rebound from the recession and they want relief. Some of the changes they want ...

Facebook agrees to modify terms for states

By The AP

DENVER — Facebook has agreed to modify its terms and conditions of use for state agencies after Colorado and 14 other states objected to some of them. Changes announced today by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers include striking ...


Crested Butte family and powder friendly

By Dave Buchanan

CRESTED BUTTE — At 10 below zero on New Year’s Day, the Paradise Express chairlift at Crested Butte Mountain Resort carried knee-high skiers enjoying a powder day away from their parents. “Where’s your neck ...

Start the year eating meat, soup and tea

By Dixie Burmeister

Even when trying to eat sensibly during November and December, “little bites” of those holiday special foods can amount to a little overdose of sweetness and the richness of those foods. Most, but not all, of the foods designated ...

Wildlife commission seeks draft bear regulation

By Dave Buchanan

The Colorado Wildlife Commission today unanimously moved to have the Division of Wildlife develop a regulation prohibiting the hunting of bears in their dens. Division regulations manager Brett Ackerman told the commission the agency has ...


Fly-tying series heats up for winter

By Dave Buchanan

You might want to sit down. It’s fly-tying season and you can’t do it standing up. Well, you can, but Dave Whitlock, Lefty Kreh and Helen Shaw are the few tiers I’ve known who could put thread to hook without a vise. Or a ...

Weigh to go! Your guide to New Year diet plans

By Steve Beauregard

Weight loss. It’s been one of humanity’s major concerns forever, going all the way back to that day in the Garden of Eden when Eve approached Adam and asked, “Does this fig leaf make my butt look big?” And it continues ...

Ritter to head CSU new energy program

By Charles Ashby

When Gov. Bill Ritter leaves office next week, he will take a job related to a subject dear to his heart. The Democrat who coined the name “New Energy Economy” before he came into office in 2006, will head a new center on that ...

Colorado snowpack accumulations off to strong start

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s Jan. 1 snowpack is at 136 percent of average, its highest level for that date in more than a decade, a U.S. Department of Agriculture agency said today. The snowpack also is at 159 percent of last year’s Jan. 1 reading, ...

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