<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Thu, 28 May 2015 12:14:44 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Settlement reached in breastfeeding lawsuit]]> http://gazette.com/settlement-reached-in-breastfeeding-lawsuit/article/feed/238064?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/settlement-reached-in-breastfeeding-lawsuit/article/feed/238064?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — A Grand Junction hair salon worker has settled a federal anti-discrimination lawsuit over claims that her boss refused to give her breaks to pump breast milk.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado Thursday announced the settlement in the lawsuit filed on behalf of Ashley Provino. Provino claimed that she asked her boss at Big League Haircuts in Grand Junction for a short break every four hours. Provino says her boss refused, cut her schedule to less than four hours and later fired her when she called in sick.

The salon agreed to pay Provino an undisclosed amount of money and pay attorney's fees. Big League Haircuts also agreed to policy changes to ensure workers are informed of their rights.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — A Grand Junction hair salon worker has settled a federal anti-discrimination lawsuit over claims that her boss refused to give her breaks to pump breast milk.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado Thursday announced the settlement in the lawsuit filed on behalf of Ashley Provino. Provino claimed that she asked her boss at Big League Haircuts in Grand Junction for a short break every four hours. Provino says her boss refused, cut her schedule to less than four hours and later fired her when she called in sick.

The salon agreed to pay Provino an undisclosed amount of money and pay attorney's fees. Big League Haircuts also agreed to policy changes to ensure workers are informed of their rights.]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 13:02:54 -0600 <![CDATA[BNSF, power plant owner settle long-running rate dispute]]> http://gazette.com/bnsf-power-plant-owner-settle-long-running-rate-dispute/article/feed/237997?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bnsf-power-plant-owner-settle-long-running-rate-dispute/article/feed/237997?custom_click=rss LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln Electric System and other owners of a Wyoming power plant have settled their long-running rates dispute with BNSF Railway over what the railroad charged for delivering coal to the plant, which serves consumers in Nebraska and several other states.

The settlement terms weren't released, but officials said Lincoln Electric System, which owns almost 13 percent of the Laramie River Station, could get about $10 million out of it.

"It's like any settlement: Both sides should be a little bit unhappy," the system's general counsel, Shelly Sahling-Zart, told the Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/1JTFJnf ).

BNSF spokeswoman Roxanne Butler declined to provide details but said "both parties are sati

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]]> LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln Electric System and other owners of a Wyoming power plant have settled their long-running rates dispute with BNSF Railway over what the railroad charged for delivering coal to the plant, which serves consumers in Nebraska and several other states.

The settlement terms weren't released, but officials said Lincoln Electric System, which owns almost 13 percent of the Laramie River Station, could get about $10 million out of it.

"It's like any settlement: Both sides should be a little bit unhappy," the system's general counsel, Shelly Sahling-Zart, told the Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/1JTFJnf ).

BNSF spokeswoman Roxanne Butler declined to provide details but said "both parties are sati]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 13:02:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado brewers, grocery stores face fight over liquor laws]]> By IVAN MORENO http://gazette.com/colorado-brewers-grocery-stores-face-fight-over-liquor-laws/article/feed/238011?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-brewers-grocery-stores-face-fight-over-liquor-laws/article/feed/238011?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Local brewers and liquor stores are bracing for another push to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell wine and higher alcohol-content beer, a move opponents see as a threat to the craft beer industry.

The debate has played out many times in the state Legislature, but this time it's moving toward the 2016 ballot for voters to decide.

Although no paperwork has been filed yet, a group with backing from grocery chains has started drumming up support through Facebook and an online petition to change Colorado's Prohibition-era liquor laws.

Brewers, meanwhile, have created a special beer dubbed "Keep Colorado LocALE," a pale ale made with state malts and hops to be served at local tap rooms.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Local brewers and liquor stores are bracing for another push to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell wine and higher alcohol-content beer, a move opponents see as a threat to the craft beer industry.

The debate has played out many times in the state Legislature, but this time it's moving toward the 2016 ballot for voters to decide.

Although no paperwork has been filed yet, a group with backing from grocery chains has started drumming up support through Facebook and an online petition to change Colorado's Prohibition-era liquor laws.

Brewers, meanwhile, have created a special beer dubbed "Keep Colorado LocALE," a pale ale made with state malts and hops to be served at local tap rooms.]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 12:34:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Air Force Academy graduating one of smallest recent classes]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-graduating-one-of-smallest-recent-classes/article/feed/237967?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-graduating-one-of-smallest-recent-classes/article/feed/237967?custom_click=rss AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy is graduating one of its smallest classes in recent years.

The Gazette (http://bit.ly/1AA3iPV ) reports that the Class of 2015 was winnowed down from about 1,100 cadets four years ago to the 841 cadets graduating Thursday.

They will be officially commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force. About 40 percent of them will go on to pilot training.

The ceremony at Falcon Stadium will end with a performance by the Thunderbirds. The flying team will buzz the stadium just as the cadets toss their hats into the air and perform for over 30 minutes.

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]]> AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy is graduating one of its smallest classes in recent years.

The Gazette (http://bit.ly/1AA3iPV ) reports that the Class of 2015 was winnowed down from about 1,100 cadets four years ago to the 841 cadets graduating Thursday.

They will be officially commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force. About 40 percent of them will go on to pilot training.

The ceremony at Falcon Stadium will end with a performance by the Thunderbirds. The flying team will buzz the stadium just as the cadets toss their hats into the air and perform for over 30 minutes.]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 11:48:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Notebook offers glimpse into Colorado theater shooter's mind]]> http://gazette.com/notebook-offers-glimpse-into-colorado-theater-shooters-mind/article/feed/237872?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/notebook-offers-glimpse-into-colorado-theater-shooters-mind/article/feed/237872?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind.

Just before the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70, Holmes mailed the notebook to a University of Colorado psychiatrist who treated him. It was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.

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GOOD AND EVIL

The notebook opens with drawings of stick figures, one standing, the rest presumably dead, and a series of equations that appear to try to evaluate whether a "murderer" gains value by killing people.

"Can a person have both no value AND be ultimately good AND/OR ultimately evil?" Holmes writes. "Unknown.

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]]> CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind.

Just before the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70, Holmes mailed the notebook to a University of Colorado psychiatrist who treated him. It was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.

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GOOD AND EVIL

The notebook opens with drawings of stick figures, one standing, the rest presumably dead, and a series of equations that appear to try to evaluate whether a "murderer" gains value by killing people.

"Can a person have both no value AND be ultimately good AND/OR ultimately evil?" Holmes writes. "Unknown.]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:05:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Seattle takes over top spot in West by beating Colorado 1-0]]> By MARK MOSCHETTI http://gazette.com/seattle-takes-over-top-spot-in-west-by-beating-colorado-1-0/article/feed/237853?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seattle-takes-over-top-spot-in-west-by-beating-colorado-1-0/article/feed/237853?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Pappa scored his first goal since last October and the Seattle Sounders jumped into first place.

Pappa scored in the 16th minute to lift the Sounders to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. Not only does Seattle (7-3-2, 23 points) now lead the Western Conference, it leads the entire MLS, thanks to Portland's 1-0 win at home late Wednesday against Eastern Conference leader D.C. United (22 points).

The goal was Pappa's first since last Oct. 25, when he tallied twice in the final five minutes of a 2-0 victory against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the regular-season finale to clinch Seattle's first Supporters' Shield.

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]]> SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Pappa scored his first goal since last October and the Seattle Sounders jumped into first place.

Pappa scored in the 16th minute to lift the Sounders to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. Not only does Seattle (7-3-2, 23 points) now lead the Western Conference, it leads the entire MLS, thanks to Portland's 1-0 win at home late Wednesday against Eastern Conference leader D.C. United (22 points).

The goal was Pappa's first since last Oct. 25, when he tallied twice in the final five minutes of a 2-0 victory against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the regular-season finale to clinch Seattle's first Supporters' Shield.]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 01:31:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Police arrest homicide suspect in Lakewood motel]]> http://gazette.com/police-arrest-homicide-suspect-in-lakewood-motel/article/feed/237540?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-arrest-homicide-suspect-in-lakewood-motel/article/feed/237540?custom_click=rss LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Police have arrested a homicide suspect at a motel in Lakewood after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

Officers took 46-year-old Andrew Gutierrez into custody Wednesday morning at the Denver West Inn, about 5 miles west of downtown Denver. He was wanted in connection with the slaying of 41-year-old Eric Schnaare, whose body was found in an apartment about 10 blocks away on May 15.

People staying in the motel were evacuated during the standoff.

Two other people — 40-year-old John Sanchez and 44-year-old Amelia Irizarry — were arrested May 20 in connection with Schnaare's death.

Booking documents do not indicate if any of the suspects has hired an attorney.

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]]> LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Police have arrested a homicide suspect at a motel in Lakewood after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

Officers took 46-year-old Andrew Gutierrez into custody Wednesday morning at the Denver West Inn, about 5 miles west of downtown Denver. He was wanted in connection with the slaying of 41-year-old Eric Schnaare, whose body was found in an apartment about 10 blocks away on May 15.

People staying in the motel were evacuated during the standoff.

Two other people — 40-year-old John Sanchez and 44-year-old Amelia Irizarry — were arrested May 20 in connection with Schnaare's death.

Booking documents do not indicate if any of the suspects has hired an attorney.]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 22:17:18 -0600 <![CDATA[New limits on Colorado proxy marriages become law]]> http://gazette.com/new-limits-on-colorado-proxy-marriages-become-law/article/feed/237831?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-limits-on-colorado-proxy-marriages-become-law/article/feed/237831?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation to limit Colorado's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.

The new law will limit such marriages to military couples and government contractors. The few other states that allow proxy marriages already have such a rule.

Hickenlooper signed the legislation Wednesday.

The bill was passed after county clerks reported an increase in eyebrow-raising unions that appear to be taking advantage of Colorado's unusual proxy marriage provisions.

In one case, an Arizona woman married a Syrian man who lives in Turkey.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation to limit Colorado's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.

The new law will limit such marriages to military couples and government contractors. The few other states that allow proxy marriages already have such a rule.

Hickenlooper signed the legislation Wednesday.

The bill was passed after county clerks reported an increase in eyebrow-raising unions that appear to be taking advantage of Colorado's unusual proxy marriage provisions.

In one case, an Arizona woman married a Syrian man who lives in Turkey.]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:50:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Judge: Student accused of stabbing classmate poses risk]]> http://gazette.com/judge-student-accused-of-stabbing-classmate-poses-risk/article/feed/237832?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judge-student-accused-of-stabbing-classmate-poses-risk/article/feed/237832?custom_click=rss BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — A judge says a 14-year-old boy accused of stabbing a classmate at a suburban Denver school poses a risk to the community and should be held in a juvenile detention center while he awaits trial.

The Broomfield Enterprise reports (http://goo.gl/3QQdNy ) Judge Francis Wasserman handed down his ruling Wednesday, saying the boy has a history of fighting at school and might have created a "kill list."

The boy is being held on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Investigators say the 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the back near a playground at Aspen Creek K-8 school in Broomfield on April 30 and was airlifted to a hospital.

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]]> BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — A judge says a 14-year-old boy accused of stabbing a classmate at a suburban Denver school poses a risk to the community and should be held in a juvenile detention center while he awaits trial.

The Broomfield Enterprise reports (http://goo.gl/3QQdNy ) Judge Francis Wasserman handed down his ruling Wednesday, saying the boy has a history of fighting at school and might have created a "kill list."

The boy is being held on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Investigators say the 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the back near a playground at Aspen Creek K-8 school in Broomfield on April 30 and was airlifted to a hospital.]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:48:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Former Denver Human Services worker sentenced for misconduct]]> http://gazette.com/former-denver-human-services-worker-sentenced-for-misconduct/article/feed/237819?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-denver-human-services-worker-sentenced-for-misconduct/article/feed/237819?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — A former Denver Human Services caseworker accused of falsifying reports in the case of a 2-month-old girl who was hospitalized with skull fractures and later died has pleaded guilty.

The Denver District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that 27-year-old Rotchana Madera pleaded guilty last week to forgery and official misconduct. She was given a two-year deferred sentence on the forgery count and two concurrent years of probation for the misconduct count.

Madera was accused of entering false information in the official case tracking system about her work on an assigned case last year.

Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman Dennis Goodwin has said there was no record that Madera did a house visit or saw t

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]]> DENVER (AP) — A former Denver Human Services caseworker accused of falsifying reports in the case of a 2-month-old girl who was hospitalized with skull fractures and later died has pleaded guilty.

The Denver District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that 27-year-old Rotchana Madera pleaded guilty last week to forgery and official misconduct. She was given a two-year deferred sentence on the forgery count and two concurrent years of probation for the misconduct count.

Madera was accused of entering false information in the official case tracking system about her work on an assigned case last year.

Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman Dennis Goodwin has said there was no record that Madera did a house visit or saw t]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:49:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Antonio Smith absent from Broncos OTAs amid criminal probe]]> By ARNIE STAPLETON http://gazette.com/antonio-smith-absent-from-broncos-otas-amid-criminal-probe/article/feed/237632?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/antonio-smith-absent-from-broncos-otas-amid-criminal-probe/article/feed/237632?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Coach Gary Kubiak says Antonio Smith's absence from the Denver Broncos' voluntary organized team activities should "absolutely not" be viewed as a judgment or punishment.

Prosecutors in Texas are investigating a criminal sexual complaint against the defensive end who signed with the Broncos two months ago.

Smith met with Kubiak, general manager John Elway and team president and CEO Joe Ellis and they all agreed it was best for Smith to skip the voluntary workouts, Kubiak said.

"This is a bunch of people getting together and talking through a situation and coming to a conclusion together on what we thought was best at this point," Kubiak said following Wednesday's workout.

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]]> ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Coach Gary Kubiak says Antonio Smith's absence from the Denver Broncos' voluntary organized team activities should "absolutely not" be viewed as a judgment or punishment.

Prosecutors in Texas are investigating a criminal sexual complaint against the defensive end who signed with the Broncos two months ago.

Smith met with Kubiak, general manager John Elway and team president and CEO Joe Ellis and they all agreed it was best for Smith to skip the voluntary workouts, Kubiak said.

"This is a bunch of people getting together and talking through a situation and coming to a conclusion together on what we thought was best at this point," Kubiak said following Wednesday's workout.]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:33:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Reds fall to Rockies 6-4, their 10th loss in past 11 games]]> By JOE KAY http://gazette.com/reds-fall-to-rockies-6-4-their-10th-loss-in-past-11-games/article/feed/237747?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reds-fall-to-rockies-6-4-their-10th-loss-in-past-11-games/article/feed/237747?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — A few hours after they celebrated a rare win, the Cincinnati Reds held a closed-door meeting to mull yet another loss.

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the sinking Reds.

The Reds have lost 10 of 11, a streak that started when one of the home run smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire during a loss to the Giants on May 15. Manager Bryan Price held a closed-door meeting after the latest defeat.

"Nobody likes talking about the last 11 games," Price said. "Nobody in there is bringing in any dancing girls.

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]]> CINCINNATI (AP) — A few hours after they celebrated a rare win, the Cincinnati Reds held a closed-door meeting to mull yet another loss.

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the sinking Reds.

The Reds have lost 10 of 11, a streak that started when one of the home run smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire during a loss to the Giants on May 15. Manager Bryan Price held a closed-door meeting after the latest defeat.

"Nobody likes talking about the last 11 games," Price said. "Nobody in there is bringing in any dancing girls.]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:24:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Arenado homers again, Kendrick leads Rockies over Reds 6-4]]> By JOE KAY http://gazette.com/arenado-homers-again-kendrick-leads-rockies-over-reds-6-4/article/feed/237691?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arenado-homers-again-kendrick-leads-rockies-over-reds-6-4/article/feed/237691?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nolan Arenado was fifth among NL third baseman in the All-Star Game vote totals released on Wednesday.

If he keeps playing the way he has the past few days, he's sure to make it.

Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, extending his hitting tear, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Rockies won for the fourth time in five games. Arenado had a lot to do with it, going 9 for 16 with three homers, one triple and 10 RBIs in the past four games.

"He'll be in the All-Star Game, I believe — one way or another," manager Walt Weiss said. "That's my campaign speech.

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]]> CINCINNATI (AP) — Nolan Arenado was fifth among NL third baseman in the All-Star Game vote totals released on Wednesday.

If he keeps playing the way he has the past few days, he's sure to make it.

Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, extending his hitting tear, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Rockies won for the fourth time in five games. Arenado had a lot to do with it, going 9 for 16 with three homers, one triple and 10 RBIs in the past four games.

"He'll be in the All-Star Game, I believe — one way or another," manager Walt Weiss said. "That's my campaign speech.]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:19:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Man held without bond in fatal Colorado state patrol crash]]> http://gazette.com/man-held-without-bond-in-fatal-colorado-state-patrol-crash/article/feed/237488?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-held-without-bond-in-fatal-colorado-state-patrol-crash/article/feed/237488?custom_click=rss

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge Wednesday ordered the driver accused of killing a Colorado State Patrol cadet in a crash that also critically injured a trooper held without bond until a preliminary hearing in July.

The ruling came as 27-year-old Christopher Gebers, dressed in an orange and white striped jail uniform, made his first court appearance since being arrested in Saturday's wreck that killed cadet Taylor Thyfault and seriously hurt Trooper Clinton Rushing, the Daily Camera newspaper (http://bit.ly/1ExAK4N ) reported.

Police say Gebers was fleeing a traffic stop Saturday when he plowed into the scene of a previous crash investigation in Longmont.

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]]> BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge Wednesday ordered the driver accused of killing a Colorado State Patrol cadet in a crash that also critically injured a trooper held without bond until a preliminary hearing in July.

The ruling came as 27-year-old Christopher Gebers, dressed in an orange and white striped jail uniform, made his first court appearance since being arrested in Saturday's wreck that killed cadet Taylor Thyfault and seriously hurt Trooper Clinton Rushing, the Daily Camera newspaper (http://bit.ly/1ExAK4N ) reported.

Police say Gebers was fleeing a traffic stop Saturday when he plowed into the scene of a previous crash investigation in Longmont.]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:37:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado aims to reduce diabetes, costs for Medicaid clients]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-aims-to-reduce-diabetes-costs-for-medicaid-clients/article/feed/237580?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-aims-to-reduce-diabetes-costs-for-medicaid-clients/article/feed/237580?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials are launching a diabetes prevention campaign for people covered by Medicaid, a state and federal health care program for low-income residents.

The state Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday the program aims to reduce diabetes rates and health care costs by teaching people how to manage or avoid the condition.

The cost of the program wasn't immediately available.

Officials say similar programs have helped participants learn how to eat better, exercise, monitor medications and resolve health issues.

Officials estimate up to 11 percent of people covered by most Medicaid programs have diabetes and at least 30 percent have a pre-diabetic condition.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials are launching a diabetes prevention campaign for people covered by Medicaid, a state and federal health care program for low-income residents.

The state Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday the program aims to reduce diabetes rates and health care costs by teaching people how to manage or avoid the condition.

The cost of the program wasn't immediately available.

Officials say similar programs have helped participants learn how to eat better, exercise, monitor medications and resolve health issues.

Officials estimate up to 11 percent of people covered by most Medicaid programs have diabetes and at least 30 percent have a pre-diabetic condition.]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 11:06:06 -0600