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6 months 2 weeks ago

State Shutting Down Tire Dump Sites

Heaps of scrap tires could be a thing of the past in Colorado, thanks to a new law Governor Hickenlooper is expected to sign Monday. The idea is to transition to an all-recycling scrap tire system. Between Colorado Springs and Pueblo sits one of the largest tire dumps in the...

1 year 4 months ago

State Fair wants tax increase

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State Fair board members are hoping local voters will approve a half-cent sales tax increase to raise $1.3 million for the expo each year. The funds would add to the money the fair and other agencies have traditionally gotten from the Pueblo City Council and...

1 year 8 months ago

Trading for marijuana: Is this legal?

Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana. Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones...

1 year 10 months ago

Local job market still lags national trend

COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market. In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly...

1 year 10 months ago

Fatal crash in Fremont County

One person is dead and two others injured after their SUV rolled on Highway 50 west of Pueblo. Colorado State Patrol tells us the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car and rolled it into the median just after 6:30 this evening. The car flipped several times....

2 years 2 months ago

Disaster ready child-care

DENVER (AP) - Colorado State University is leading a study on whether child-care centers in the state are prepared for disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it is funding the two-year study with a $30,000 grant. FEMA says it's the first of its kind in the nation. Lori...

2 years 4 months ago

Governor lifts state wide burn ban

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says cool, wet weather has allowed him to lift the statewide fire ban he ordered last month. The governor said Sunday that "Mother Nature is finally giving us some relief," and extreme fire conditions have abated in all of Colorado's 64 counties. Recent widespread...

2 years 5 months ago

FFA State Convention going on in Pueblo

Over a thousand future farmers take over Pueblo! They come from all over the state, and they're in town for the Future Farmers of America State Convention where they compete in different competitions like public speaking. We caught up with them Tuesday during a volleyball tournament, and they all...

2 years 8 months ago

Romney takes Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney has sailed to a win in Puerto Rico's GOP presidential primary over chief rival Rick Santorum. That's according to Enrique Melendez, the Republican representative on the Puerto Rican State Electoral Commission. He tells The Associated Press that Romney will top 50 percent and win all...

2 years 9 months ago

Many state offices will be closed Monday

Many state government offices will be closed Monday, in observance of Presidents Day. That includes driver's license offices, Parks and Wildlife Service Centers and state administrative offices. All Colorado State Parks will be open but visitor centers will be closed. State Troopers will also be on the job...

2 years 10 months ago

State of State Address full text

DENVER (AP) - Prepared text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech on Thursday: When people think of the West, it's easy to envision wagon trains, Buffalo Bill, the glory days of the Gold Rush. Cowboy hats come to mind . rocks . even beer . but let's...

2 years 10 months ago

State of Colorado moves to online pay stubs

DENVER (AP) - The governor's office says Colorado will save an estimated $60,000 per year by having state employees access their pay stubs online instead of sending them pay stubs printed out on paper. The state started issuing paperless pay stubs to some employees in late November. The governor's office...

2 years 11 months ago

State revenue forecast to be made today

DENVER (AP) - Colorado economists are presenting the state's latest revenue forecast as lawmakers prepare to start the 2012 session next month. Gov. John Hickenlooper's economic team and nonpartisan legislative economists will present their forecasts to the Joint Budget Committee this morning. The report to lawmakers plays a role...

3 years 4 months ago

CO financial computer system has risk of failure

DENVER (AP) - State officials say the computer system that is the backbone of Colorado's financial workings is outdated and could trigger a failure that would prevent critical governmental transactions. A report released Monday says the failure of the Colorado Financial Reporting System would paralyze the state's ability to process...

3 years 6 months ago

Congressman pitches feds on Fort Lyon

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado congressman is pushing for the federal government to find a new purpose for a Bent County state prison due to be closed next year because of state budget cuts. Republican Rep. Cory Gardner has written a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs urging...

3 years 7 months ago

Hot in-state tuition debate gets a partial pass

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats in Colorado have given preliminary approval to a bill allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges. Republicans opposed the bill before a voice vote yesterday, saying it would provide an incentive for immigrants to come to the country illegally. The Democratic...

3 years 7 months ago

Bigger fights looming over state budget talks

DENVER (AP) - Colorado senators have given preliminary approval to a $7 billion budget plan, but not before Republicans presented amendments to forbid the state from contracting with abortion providers or from withholding funding from departments and universities. Those amendments failed yesterday. The Senate will take a final vote on...

3 years 7 months ago

Crash on I-25 north of Pueblo

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a serious single-car rollover at mile marker 105 on I-25, between the Pueblo West and Eagleridge exits. It happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. State Trooper Mark Parsons says the car was traveling southbound when it rolled. A man and a woman...

3 years 8 months ago

Hickenlooper works to combine two agencies

Gov. John Hickenlooper continus his efforts to combine the state Parks Department with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He met today with the parks board and the Wildlife Commission outlining how the agencies have many shared missions. "The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks are well...

3 years 10 months ago

Governor wraps up economic tour

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is winding up his statewide tour to get help from local counties putting together an economic plan. Hickenlooper has meetings Monday in Limon and Loveland after stops on the Western Slope and southern Colorado. The new governor is meeting with business leaders,...

3 years 10 months ago

Marijuana patients challenge new regulations

Some medical marijuana patients filed a petition yesterday to stop Colorado's looming regulations for how pot is sold. The group of marijuana patients have asked the state's Supreme Court to overturn large parts of two Colorado laws passed last year that will regulate the medical marijuana industry. The patients'...

3 years 11 months ago

Wildlife commissioners to answer questions

Colorado Wildlife Commissioners John Singletary and Tim Glenn will hold a question-and-answer session in Pueblo on December 8 at Lake Pueblo State Park. People will have a chance to meet their wildlife commissioners, allow the commissioners to hear concerns and suggestions from the public and answer questions about Colorado's...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado State Fair turns higher profit

More good news for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Recently released figures show the 11-day fair run this year turned a profit of roughly $980,000. That's up about $160,000 from the 2009 fair. General Manager Chris Wiseman says the fair saw higher food and carnival sales. However the rodeo...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado makes really bad Top 10 list

I popped open Yahoo first thing Tuesday morning to check my email and was greeted with a photo of Colorado's beautiful capitol building, positioned at number one in its news wheel. Beneath it was the headline: 11 State Pension Funds that May Run Out of Money. Bad day for...

4 years 1 month ago

Giron, Ortegon face-off in Senate 3 debate

Two women running for State Senate District 3 debated in Pueblo Wednesday night. The candidates are Angela Giron (D) and Vera Ortegon (R). More than a hundred people attended the debate which was held at Pueblo Community College. Giron was appointed to the position in August, when her predecessor Abel...

4 years 1 month ago

Job of the Day: PCC Structural Trades

Pueblo Community College has an opening for a structural trades worker. You must have experience with carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and locksmithing. Starting pay is $2,800 per month, with state benefits and PERA retirement. The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 11. Online information and application

4 years 1 month ago

Colleges bracing for lower state funding

Colorado colleges are bracing for lower state funding next year and some are drafting alternative plans to raise tuition by more than 9 percent. Rico Munn, director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, said Wednesday colleges may have their state funding cut from $705 million this year to...

4 years 2 months ago

State parks board considers higher fees

The Colorado State Parks Board is considering raising fees for entrance passes, some campgrounds and other facilities to make up for declining state funding. The board is meeting Thursday in Basalt. Members are looking at raising the daily entrance fee by $1 and camping fees at a dozen...

4 years 2 months ago

Record freshman class at CSU

A record-size freshman class has boosted Colorado State University's enrollment to the all-time high of 26,348. The enrollment is up 3.7 percent from last year. The number of freshman this fall is 4,472, which breaks the previous record of 4,404 in 2008. The incoming freshman class is 4.3 percent...

4 years 2 months ago

Lawsuit challenges Tancredo's spot on ballot

Two Colorado Republicans have filed a lawsuit to try to keep third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo off the November ballot. The Denver Post reports that Marian Olson of Golden and Joseph Harrington of Highlands Ranch filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Denver District Court. They claim that Tancredo, a former...

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