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1 year 6 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43...

2 years 2 weeks ago

10 Public Trustees resign

Gov. John Hickenlooper, on Tuesday, accepted the resignations of the 10 public trustees he appoints. The trustees are in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld counties, most of the largest in Colorado without Denver County. "We all have to stand for good government,"...

2 years 7 months ago

Anti-tax activist's trial continues today

DENVER (AP) - Opening statements begin Friday in the tax-evasion trial of Colorado's best known tax opponent. Douglas Bruce of Colorado Springs is accused of evading taxes between 2005 and 2007 through a nonprofit group fighting government spending. Bruce is a former Republican state lawmaker and the father of...

2 years 11 months ago

Governor seeks drought declaration for 2 counties

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has formally requested federal drought assistance for Elbert and Douglas counties. Hickenlooper sent a letter Monday to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack seeking a primary drought disaster declaration for the two counties. A declaration would allow farmers and ranchers to seek emergency loans...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Thunderstorms spur concerns of flooding

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Predictions of thunderstorms for Boulder County have emergency officials on alert for possible flooding where a wildfire last year left mountainsides west of Boulder bare of trees and bushes. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for parts of Colorado's Front Range, including...

3 years 3 months ago

Douglas Bruce indicted

A statewide Grand Jury has indicted Douglas Bruce for failing to pay income taxes on income earned in 2005, 2006, and 2007. The four-count indictment was announced this afternoon by the Colorado Attorney General's Office. Bruce is suspected of attempting to evade his tax responsibilities by funneling...

3 years 10 months ago

Douglas Bruce not held in contempt of court

A judge has ruled that anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce won't be held in contempt of court for not testifying in a lawsuit about tax-slashing ballot measures, but he will have to answer questions about them. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled Tuesday against the attorney general's request to hold...

3 years 10 months ago

Public meeting planned on Colorado escape

Colorado prison officials are holding a community meeting in Sterling to discuss the escape of an inmate from a maximum-security prison there. Department of Corrections Director Ari Zavaras and other department executives will attend the meeting Tuesday night on the campus of Northeastern Junior College. Douglas Alward was...

3 years 10 months ago

Contempt case to wrap up against Douglas Bruce

The contempt-of-course case against Colorado Springs anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce is expected to wrap-up Tuesday. There's no word on how long Denver District Judge Brian Whitney will take to decide whether to find Douglas Bruce guilty of contempt. Government lawyers say the father of Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of...

3 years 10 months ago

Douglas Bruce faces Round 3 in contempt battle

It's Round Three in the government's battle to have a Colorado Springs anti-tax activist answer questions about his role getting tax-slashing measures onto state ballots. Douglas Bruce has a hearing this morning in a contempt-of-court case. The government wants to compel Bruce to talk about whether he helped some...

3 years 11 months ago

FBI searching for escaped Colorado inmate

Authorities are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Colorado inmate who made what officials say was an "elaborate escape" from a maximum security prison. A Department of Corrections spokeswoman says authorities are going door-to-door around the Sterling Correction Facility as they search for...

3 years 11 months ago

Cashing in 10 years after divorce

Michael Douglas' starring role in a sequel to Wall Street has gotten him an unwanted part in a legal sequel to his 2000 divorce. Lawyers for the Academy Award-winning actor and for ex-wife Diandra Douglas argued Tuesday in a New York court over her claim that she's entitled to...

4 years 1 month ago

Douglas Bruce appears in court

DENVER (AP) - Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce was in court Tuesday to fight a subpoena as a spokesman for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that Bruce was finally served with another subpoena after more than 30 attempts. Bruce was in court Tuesday fighting a subpoena ordering him to...

4 years 4 months ago

Father sentenced in abuse of infant son

A Colorado Springs man will spend 25 years behind bars, for leaving his son brain-damaged. 25-year-old Michael Anthony Douglas received the sentence Monday, after he was convicted of abuse in January. Authorities say Douglas hit his son back in 2007, when he was less than a month old. The...

4 years 4 months ago

School districts spending on food, travel

With budget cuts looming, Colorado's three largest school districts have been spending on food, travel and other discretionary expenses with little oversight. An analysis by The Denver Post found that Jefferson, Douglas and Denver county schools spent a total of about $280,000 on items like Starbucks, doughnuts and receptions. Districts...

4 years 10 months ago

Fatal bus accident caught on camera

An Altar Valley, Arizona bus monitor is being called a hero after her boss says that monitor risked her life to save others when she noticed a car driving right towards the bus. The accident happened Tuesday morning around 6:15 a.m. On Wednesday, the Department of Public Safety...

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