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Jury gets 'Make My Day' case in Colorado Springs shooting

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:31:28 GMT

A Colorado Springs jury is deliberating whether a U.S. Army Green Beret was justified in fatally shooting an intruder inside his garage under Colorado's "Make My Day" law. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that jurors will resume deliberations Monday in the murder trial of Michael Joseph Galvin.

Colorado woman conquers Mount Everest

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:38:40 GMT

Excessive Heat Watch issued June 17 at 11:51PM MDT expiring June 23 at 6:00PM MDT in effect for: Garfield, Mesa For 45-year-old Wendy Gustin, of Golden, it was a bad break in her career that led to her standing atop the world, both figuratively and literally, and fulfilling a decade-long dream years before she ever planned to. Wendy trained for the most grueling trek imaginable, Mt Everest.

Has 4/20 Burned Out in Colorado? April Data Shows Drop in Pot Taxes.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:11:46 GMT

Colorado is used to seeing marijuana sales tax dollars spike in April, thanks to the 4/20 holiday on April 20, but that wasn't the case this year, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue . Sales tax data from the regulatory agency responsible for overseeing the state's Marijuana Enforcement Division shows that Colorado's 10 percent retail marijuana sales tax brought in slightly over $8.1 million statewide in April 2017, over $1 million more than the $6.94 million collected in April 2016 - but $2 million-plus less than what March brought in this year.

Cycling Time in Colorado

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:44:21 GMT

A Give bicyclists at least three feet of space when passing: Even if it requires crossing the center line, if it is safe - or risk a ticket. A Wait a few seconds: If you don't have three feet to pass then wait until there is enough room to pass safely.

Colorado teachers, administrators train to take offensive against active shooter

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:16:59 GMT

Instructor Chris Wallace, right, teaches educator Ronnie Wilson, left, how to correctly position his body for recoil during a gun training and handling program offered by FASTER at the Wilbur B. Ross Memorial Police Training Center on June 20, 2017 in Greeley. FASTER is sponsoring the gun training seminars for Colorado teachers and administrators.

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:49:54 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump. Focus on the Family was once well-known for its involvement in politics.

Big Oil in the Rocky Mountain State: the Overwhelming Tawdriness of Government in Colorado

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:54:19 GMT

After five months of doing nothing of value, although spending millions in the furtherance thereof, the Colorado legislature closed up shop last month. The people should demand a refund for nonperformance, but instead they will have to ante up more money to pay legislators and other top state and county officials.

Twenty-Two New Canned Colorado Beers for Summer 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:55:59 GMT

And summer means that it's definitely canned-beer season, bringing lots of portable new beers from nearly every brewery, big and small, old and new. Some of these are brand-new offerings, some are old beers that are being packaged for the first time, and some just have a new look.

An opportunity for lawmakers to fix Colorado's broken public pension system

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:43:12 GMT

Last fall, members of the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association got some bad news : the amortization periods for the public pension system's two largest funds had ballooned dangerously. Under current assumptions, the state fund would not be fully funded for 55 years, and the even larger school fund would not be fully funded for 75 years.

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:22:28 GMT

In this April 16, 2015 file photo, smoke created by water vapor billows out of the windows of a car, used by Colorado to fight stoned driving with youth demographics, during a demonstration by the Colorado Department of Transportation in southeast Denver. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states.

Colorado sex offender with parole violation jumps to death in New York

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:06:44 GMT

Authorities say a man who jumped to his death from an 11th-floor apartment building in New York was a sex offender who was being taken into custody at the time for a parole violation. The Post-Standard reports that the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision issued a statement Wednesday night identifying the parolee as 37-year-old Jason Jock.

Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:47:05 GMT

People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging ... . This Saturday, April 15, 2017, photograph shows the entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility in Aurora, Colo.

County, Prairie Express provide increased mobility to NE Colorado

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:47:16 GMT

A Prairie Express bus makes its way down Main Street Wednesday afternoon. Prairie Express transported approximately 58,000 riders in 2016.

7 incredible Colorado summer road trips

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:48:37 GMT

Heat Advisory issued June 21 at 3:00PM MDT expiring June 22 at 10:00PM MDT in effect for: Garfield, Mesa Flood Advisory issued June 21 at 2:09PM MDT expiring June 23 at 6:00PM MDT in effect for: Pitkin Flood Warning issued June 21 at 1:31PM MDT expiring June 23 at 6:00AM MDT in effect for: Pueblo Excessive Heat Watch issued June 17 at 11:51PM MDT expiring June 23 at 6:00PM MDT in effect for: Garfield, Mesa The state's abundance of scenery won't disappoint if you decide to hit the open road this summer. In fact, the state was recently ranked the 10th best state for doing just that.

While kids are on summer break, their teachers are training to bring guns in the classroom

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:41:28 GMT

The teachers are a part of a three-day course provided by the Faculty Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response group, or FASTER, which began Tuesday. About 17 educators are participating, reported KUSA .

Colorado researchers are putting microchips in rattlesnakes

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:41:27 GMT

If you hit the trails at North Table Mountain in Colorado's Jefferson County, you may spot a few snake researchers roaming around with you. The team from Adaptive Environmental Services is collaborating with Jefferson County Open Space to study the rattlesnakes - and they're using microchip tracking technology to do so, CBS Denver reported .

Colorado Shines At 35th Annual Food & Wine Classic

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:20:47 GMT

World Giraffe Day Celebrated Globally Wednesday The longest day of the year is designated to celebrate some of our favorite our long-necked friends. Colorado Shines At 35th Annual Food & Wine Classic Colorado becomes the ultimate destination for the culinary world each June, and this year the Centennial State took a larger role than ever.