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Trashing local authority

By The Daily Sentinel

Republicans in the Colorado Legislature, who routinely decry federal legislation that imposes new restrictions on states, seem to have little concern about imposing new mandates on local governments in Colorado. Witness the party-line passage ...

Printed letters, March 30, 2011

By Staff

A celebration marred, opined Bill Grant in his March 23 column about the one-year anniversary of Obamacare. My question for Grant is, do we normally celebrate a disaster? It’s a disaster because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

Lawsuit filed in Utah propane camp heater deaths

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — The families of two Colorado residents killed while camping in Utah have filed a lawsuit against the company that made the products blamed for the deaths. Steven Dowdy, 28, of Clifton, and 10-year-old Darian Thomlinson, ...

Splashy finale set for Powderhorn last-day party

By Staff

Make a splash this weekend at Powderhorn Ski Resort. The resort is hosting its second Pond Skim during the closing day party on Sunday. It’s just what it sounds like: the daring opportunity to ski or board across a 90-foot ice- and ...

Judge upholds decision on elk thinning in Rocky Mountain National Park

By The AP

DENVER — A federal judge has upheld a decision by the National Park Service to use sharpshooters to thin overpopulated elk herds in Rocky Mountain National Park. The group WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit in 2008 alleging the Park ...

BLM taking proposals for wild horse sanctuaries

By The AP

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals to set up wild horse sanctuaries amid controversy over the agency’s handling of these icons of the range. The BLM said today it will provide up to $40 ...

Colo. Gov. asks some state managers to reapply

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s governor is asking senior managers in state government to reapply for their jobs. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has told 96 people in the state’s “senior executive service” to reapply for ...

032911 concrete mojo

Concrete carving subject of roadside display

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It’s hard to tell just exactly what the concrete structures are on display near the 25 Road Bridge on the Riverside Parkway. But, on closer inspection, customers are invited to walk among the carved concrete structures made by interior ...

Ag tax break change clears Colo. House

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado House has given final approval to eliminating tax breaks for small properties that aren’t being used for farming or ranching. The proposal would allow assessors to reclassify up to 2 acres of land to be taxed ...

Colo. Senate passes big fines for people buying sex

By The AP

DENVER — A statewide network of “john schools” for men caught seeking prostitutes is closer to approval in Colorado. The Colorado Senate today voted 32-2 for a bill raising fines to a minimum of $5,000. Fines could reach a ...

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