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El Paso County's Bear Creek Nature Center set to refurbish exhibits
El Paso County's Bear Creek Nature Center set to refurbish exhibits

By: Rachel Riley - 0 9 hr ago

The 15-year-old exhibits at Bear Creek Nature Center are getting a face lift. El Paso County plans to spend $250,000 to renovate exhibits and add new...

Environmental groups ask state agency leaders to sway oil and gas commission on lawsuit appeal

By: - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Environmentalists are asking the heads of the state health department and Department of Natural Resources to pressure the Colorado Oil and Gas...

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military
Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

By: - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a...

Colorado advances measures to step up battle against opioid addiction
Colorado advances measures to step up battle against opioid addiction

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

The legislative pushback on opioid abuse in Colorado got lost in the shuffle of winners and losers at the end of the session. Lawmakers and the...

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible...

Michael Dougherty, deputy prosecutor in Jefferson County, enters Colorado's Democratic primary for AG
Michael Dougherty, deputy prosecutor in Jefferson County, enters Colorado's Democratic primary for AG

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Michael Dougherty, deputy prosecutor for Jefferson and Gilpin counties, says he's running for state attorney general as a Democrat next year, releasing...

Food trucks might get a spot at the table in downtown Colorado Springs
Food trucks might get a spot at the table in downtown Colorado Springs

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Downtown and Old Colorado City soon might open for business to food trucks - albeit only slightly. The City Council is considering whether to allow...

Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts
Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while...

Olympic medalists catch a tax break in Colorado after governor signs bill
Olympic medalists catch a tax break in Colorado after governor signs bill

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed a measure that will provide a state income tax deduction for monetary awards received as a result of winning an...

Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment
Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he notifies a...

Fremont County sheriff under siege as embarrassments mount
Fremont County sheriff under siege as embarrassments mount

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

For years Delores Hiltz railed about shoddy work by Fremont County sheriff's investigators after her 17-year-old daughter's body was found stuffed...

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal
Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

By: - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that...

Insights: What does it mean to be a Democrat anymore, especially in Colorado?
Insights: What does it mean to be a Democrat anymore, especially in Colorado?

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

Sen. Michael Bennet was on a roll. His digs at President Donald Trump excited the crowd that was decidedly pro-Democrat as Bennet spoke from the aisle...

Republicans already giving Trump's budget a cold shoulder
Republicans already giving Trump's budget a cold shoulder

By: - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's budget hasn't been released yet, but that's not stopping some of Capitol Hill's most important Republicans from...

Organizers of a Colorado marijuana rally fined over trash
Organizers of a Colorado marijuana rally fined over trash

By: - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

DENVER  — Organizers of a marijuana rally have been fined $12,000 and banned from holding the event in Denver for three years after trash was...