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  • Colorado hospitals advised to be alert for Ebola

    Updated: 37 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Health officials advised Colorado hospitals Wednesday to prepare for the possibility of seeing patients with the Ebola virus after the first U.S. case was confirmed in Texas. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said early recognition would be...

  • Scalia talks about pot in Colorado appearance

    Updated: 51 min ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was asked about marijuana Wednesday after giving a speech at the University of Colorado. The conservative justice smiled, then hinted that he thinks federal drug law should trump Colorado's vote to allow pot. Scalia spoke...

  • Endangered ferret freed on private Arizona ranch

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Fresh from being trained to hunt prairie dogs and maneuver the outdoors, a group of endangered black-footed ferrets was released Wednesday on a northern Arizona ranch to boost the population of the animals that once disappeared from the state. The release of 25...

  • Woman convicted in home explosion in Carr

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a woman charged in connection with a house explosion in Carr caused by the production of a marijuana concentrate like hash oil or marijuana wax. The Weld County District Attorney's Office says 54-year-old Lavonne Bessler was convicted...

  • Suspect in 1999 Montana killing pleads not guilty

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing his wife 15 years ago in Montana. Brian David Laird entered his plea during a brief hearing before Judge Blair Jones in Hardin, according to the Big Horn County Clerk of District Court's office. He was...

  • Lawmakers seek more oversight of pot caregivers

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado medical marijuana growers would face new restrictions, including how many plants they can cultivate for patients, under a proposal advanced Wednesday by a legislative panel. The goal, the lawmakers say, is to curb abuses in the state's medical marijuana...

  • A look at changes in college prep history courses

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested. For years, high school teachers have complained that Advanced Placement history classes — electives which are meant...

  • Unbeatens to get tested in Pac-12

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The FBS is down to 17 unbeaten teams, a number that will be reduced by at least four this week after match-ups between undefeated teams. Three of the four games are expected to be close: Oklahoma-TCU, Alabama-Ole Miss and Mississippi State-Texas A&M all have spreads of...

  • Colorado man wants to bring gun into post office

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tab Bonidy carries a concealed pistol everywhere he goes. It offers him a sense of safety even in Avon, Colorado, a mountain town so small its lone post office doesn't offer home delivery. But when the 56-year-old architect drives into town to pick up his mail,...

  • Denver police officer's gun, badge stolen from car

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a handgun and police badge were stolen from a Denver police officer's personal car parked outside the officer's home in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says the theft occurred sometime Monday night. Officials say the...