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  • Nevada coach Musselman gets 5-year, $2M deal; Pack will run

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state Board of Regents approved a five-year contract worth $2 million Thursday for new Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman, a two-time former NBA coach who says he's already on the recruiting trail and is planning to run a high-octane offense. Nevada athletic...

  • Execs from Montana's largest mining company moving to Denver

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Top executives from Montana's largest mining company are relocating to Denver and plan to close its corporate offices in Billings, two years after a leadership struggle in which the company's former chief executive was sharply criticized for spending too much...

  • Colorado governor signs microbead ban into law

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper has made Colorado the third state to ban on tiny plastic particles from soaps and cosmetic products. The bill signed into law Thursday bans microbeads by 2020. The microbeads turn up in face scrubs, acne treatments and toothpaste. The particles...

  • Bill to allow birth certificate gender change wins support

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing gender-reassignment surgery passed its first test Thursday in the Colorado Legislature. The bill would also allow people to have their original birth...

  • Unprecedented sage grouse protection deal signed in Nevada

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unprecedented attempt to protect sage grouse habitat across parts of more than 900 square miles of privately owned land in Nevada will begin under a deal Thursday involving the federal government, an environmental group and the world's largest gold mining company....

  • Congressman: Cancel VA bonuses, use them for Denver hospital

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Congress should cancel all VA employee bonuses and use the money to finish the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman said Thursday. Coffman and other lawmakers are angry that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded thousands of dollars in...

  • Vail gets approval for lift connecting 2 Utah ski resorts

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Vail Resorts Inc. says it has received approval from Park City planning officials to build a high-speed gondola that would connect two ski resorts it owns in Utah. The company said in a news release Thursday that the linking lift will join Park City Mountain...

  • Documents: Illegal pot ring shipped tons out of Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado is doing a good job keeping legal marijuana from spilling beyond state borders despite a newly unsealed indictment alleging 32 people earned millions of dollars by illegally exporting tons of the drug to other states, the state's Attorney General Cynthia Coffman...

  • Owner of Denver's beloved Tatter Cover bookstorse retiring

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — The longtime owner of Denver's beloved Tattered Cover bookstores is retiring and her successors are two prominent industry figures. According to a Tattered Cover statement Thursday, Len Vlahos and his wife Kristen Gilligan are moving to Denver from Stamford, Conn. and...

  • More murder charges filed in Routt County missing man case

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Routt County District Attorney's Office has filed murder charges against a woman accused of participating in killing longtime Routt County resident Edward Zimmerman. Kristen Johnson is charged with first-degree murder during a burglary, theft and...

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