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3 years 11 months ago

Governor pardons executed man

Outgoing Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter pardoned 19 people Friday including a mentally disabled man executed more than 70 years ago. Twenty-three-year-old Joe Arridy was executed in 1939 after he was convicted of killing a Pueblo girl with a hatchet. He confessed to the killing of 15-year-old Dorothy Drain...

3 years 11 months ago

Governor Ritter goes to work at CSU

DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter will take a job at a new center at Colorado State University focusing on new energy after leaving office. Ritter announced Wednesday that he'll become director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, focusing on an issue that he championed during his...

4 years 1 month ago

Governor Ritter to visit Fowler tomorrow

Gov. Bill Ritter will visit the town of Fowler in Otero County tomorrow to honor the town's successes as a pilot community for his new Sustainable Main Streets Initiative. The program, launched in April, is designed to help communities revitalize their downtown corridors and improve their quality of life. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado flags ordered to half staff

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags to be lowered to half staff on all state and federal buildings tomorrow, in honor of two fallen Army soldiers: Sgt. Aaron B. Cruttenden, 25, and Spc. Dale J. Kridlo, 33. Sgt. Cruttenden and Spc. Kridlo were killed in action Nov. 7 when...

4 years 2 months ago

Governor Ritter changes rules on anesthesia

Gov. Bill Ritter announced Monday that Colorado will opt out of a federal Medicare rule that requires physician supervision in rural hospitals for certified registered nurse anesthetists. Colorado will join 15 other states - many of them large, Western and rural - that have opted out of the rule since...

4 years 3 months ago

Summer meal program sets record

Gov. Ritter announced Wednesday more than 900,000 free meals were served to children across Colorado over the summer, the highest number in Colorado since the program started more than 30 years ago. "I am proud to say that Colorado has answered the challenge to fight childhood hunger by expanding...

4 years 3 months ago

Gov. Bill Ritter in Pueblo today

Gov. Bill Ritter will visit Vestas Towers plant in Pueblo this morning, where he'll discuss Colorado's leadership in the New Energy Economy. Vestas, maker of wind generators, is hosting more than 100 international investors and journalists for the company's bi-annual Capital Markets Day.

4 years 3 months ago

Governor Ritter makes Appeals Court appointment

DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Maria Teresa "Terry" Fox to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Fox will replace retiring Judge Sean Connelly. She has been an assistant U.S. attorney in Colorado since 2004, working as trial counsel to federal agencies and specializing in environmental, constitutional and...

4 years 3 months ago

Governor to slash state budget today

It just keeps getting worse. Gov. Bill Ritter will announce another round of budget cuts on Monday as the state's fiscal emergency continues. The governor has the power to cut up to $75 million from this year's $18.2 billion budget because the state failed to meet a 2...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado Springs man named poet laureate

Gov. Bill Ritter introduced David Mason of Colorado Springs Thursday as the state's newest, and seventh, poet laureate. Mason is an accomplished poet and co-director of the creative writing program at Colorado College. "Coloradans benefit in countless ways from a rich and talented arts community," Gov. Ritter said during...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado faces more red ink

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is going to be getting out the budget ax. State budget forecasters told lawmakers on Monday that there are insufficient funds to pay the bills for this fiscal year and the new fiscal year beginning July 1. According to the governor's budget office, Colorado will...

4 years 5 months ago

Who grades the teachers?

A committee that will make recommendations to the Colorado Department of Education next year on the best ways to measure student performance is trying to find the best way to grade teachers. The State Council for Educator Effectiveness met Friday. Members are drawing up proposed guidelines that will base...

4 years 6 months ago

Governor Ritter signs radioactive waste bill

Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill in Canon City Tuesday afternoon to tighten regulations on radioactive waste in Colorado. It requires uranium mills to clean up radioactive waste before accepting more radioactive material. Uranium mills are now allowed to postpone cleanup until they finish production and decommission their facilities....

4 years 6 months ago

Ritter signs 30 pieces of legislation

DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has signed 30 pieces of legislation, including a bill that reduces the penalty for late registrations of trailers. House Bill 1211, sponsored by Rep. Max Tyler, reduces the late fee to a flat $10 for small non-motorized vehicles up to 2,000 pounds. ...

4 years 7 months ago

Ritter vetoes registration bill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed a measure that would have eased restrictions on registering a farm vehicle. The bill would have barred issuers of farm truck license plates from requiring owners to show proof of eligibility for those agricultural license plates. Under current law,...

4 years 8 months ago

New system saves Colorado postage fees

Under a new program Colorado state government is achieving thousands of dollars in savings on the postage costs of important mailings that it sends throughout the year. In partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Colorado recently became the first state to implement the Postal Service's National Change of Address...

4 years 8 months ago

Pets to be protected under new law

Pets will be protected as part of domestic violence law after Governor Bill Ritter signs a new law Monday afternoon. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, and Rep. Jerry Frangas, D-Denver, amends current state law that deals with civil protection orders, to include threats or acts of...

4 years 9 months ago

Real Estate Director on leave

The Colorado Division of Real Estate director is on leave from her job. Erin Toll declined to comment on the nature of her absence. Spokesmen for the division and Gov. Bill Ritter declined to comment because it is a personnel matter. Earlier this month, her office disclosed that American...

4 years 10 months ago

Governor honors Colorado Olympians

Gov. Ritter has proclaimed Feb. 12, 2010, as "Colorado Winter Olympians Day" throughout the State of Colorado. With the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympics hours away, the Governor honored the Colorado Olympians with a proclamation emphasizing the state's support of its hometown athletes. "I want to congratulate...

4 years 11 months ago

Democrats read the tea leaves -- and jump ship

First Read: News that three prominent Democrats are planning to retire could create the perception of political weakness for the party's leader, President Obama. Democrats experience a Black Tuesday with retirements from Dodd, Dorgan, and Ritter... While Dodd's exit is probably a political blessing, the same can't be said...

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