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Record fine, second one against Oxy approved

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission today imposed a record $390,000 fine against Oxy USA and a second penalty of $257,400 for two cases of oil and gas contamination of spring waters northwest of Parachute. The commission approved ...

Colo. man forgives wife accused of poisoning him

By The AP

HIGHLANDS RANCH — A Colorado man whose wife pleaded guilty to trying to poison him with a salad laden with a lethal plant says he forgives her. The Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy told KMGH-TV Wednesday that he forgives his wife ...

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Man plans pleads guilty in dog dragging death

By The AP

DENVER — A Grand Junction man accused of dragging a stolen dog to its death in Colorado National Monument has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of aggravated animal cruelty. Steven Romero entered the plea in U.S. District Court in ...

Colo. governor says he would veto immigration bill

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says he would veto any bills like the one in Arizona requiring local authorities to question suspected illegal immigrants. Ritter says he believes the Arizona law is unconstitutional and will be struck ...

Grand Valley under freeze warning

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Old Man Winter is getting in a final dig on the Western Slope, as snow fell in the Grand Valley this morning and cold air moving in behind the storm system could endanger fruit trees and plants tonight. The Interstate 70 corridor from the ...

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Real estate agency provides shoes for needy kids

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For the past eight years, the brokers and staff at Coldwell Banker have quietly bought shoes, pants, and shirts for needy kids at Nisley Elementary. Twice a year the brokers are given names of nearly 100 children whose parents aren’t ...

Senate divided on parent involvement in schools

By The AP

DENVER — State lawmakers are divided on whether teachers should be held accountable for the poor performance of students whose parents aren’t involved in their education. The issue emerged today as the Senate began debating ...

Ritter signs $18.2B budget

By The AP

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter signed a $18.2 billion budget into law today, saying it contained some tough cuts but that the pain was fairly spread across the board. “This budget is fair, it’s thoughtful, it’s responsible ...

Deputy facing charges for stun gun incident

By The AP

LEADVILLE — A Colorado sheriff’s deputy who resigned after allegations he used a stun gun on high school students during a job fair now faces child abuse charges. Lake County prosecutors on Wednesday filed 11 misdemeanor charges ...

BYOP? Breckenridge club invites pot smokers

By The AP

BRECKENRIDGE — Club 420 doesn’t sell medical marijuana. It simply sells memberships for people who want to use marijuana using club vaporizers. The Breckenridge club opened last week and sells memberships for $20 a month. But ...

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