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Sierra Pacific v. Bradbury goes unchallenged: Colorado's...

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:25:23 GMT

It's official: the October 20, 2016 deadline to petition for certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals on its decision in Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc. v. Bradbury has passed, so it appears that decision will stand.

Colorado election issues include tax on soda in Boulder, backyard doves in Lochbuie

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:53:08 GMT

A motorist pulls up to hand off her ballot as voters drop off their ballots in the primary election at a drive-in site outside the city's election commission headquarters, June 28, 2016, in Denver. Whether it's a desire to wean yourself off sugary beverages in Boulder, ride the bus for free in Lafayette or put in quality time with chickens, pigeons and doves in Lochbuie, Colorado voters have a wide variety of issues to ponder this election season that go beyond the madness at the top of the ticket.

Coroner ID's Man Killed In Shootout With Colorado Officers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:33:55 GMT

Authorities have identified a man who was shot by police officers last weekend as 40-year-old Demetrius Mac Moore of Security. The sheriff's office said previously that deputies and Colorado Springs police officers got into a gunfight near Colorado Springs on Sunday with the man now identified as Moore.

Who has the highest water rates in Colorado?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:58:51 GMT

A company based in Austin, Texas, has performed a comparison of water rates in Colorado, and guess what. Colorado Springs has the highest rates, according to LawnStarter Lawn Care, a for-profit company that says it helps people find, schedule, pay for and manage lawn care services.

ColoradoCare Isn't What it Seems

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:25:56 GMT

Every few election cycle a proposition to have universal healthcare pops out. This year, Colorado voters will have to vote on , which would replace the present Affordable Care Act provisions with a single public option; a kind of Medicare for all for the state.

Colorado Springs teen suicides highlight gap in mental health services

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:59:56 GMT

No one is certain what exactly drives rashes of suicides, but data shows that children are much less likely to attempt suicide if they have access to mental health care. That should be more than enough to scare adults into action to improve adolescent mental health care in Colorado - and there is much room for improvement.

Weld County's ballots received numbers shoot up to more than 9,000

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:52:45 GMT

A Oct. 28 - If voters haven't received their ballots in the mail by this point they should contact the Weld County Election Department. The number of Weld County ballots turned in climbed to well over 9,400 Tuesday, after reaching just over 900 the day before.

Colorado Supreme Court overturns judge in juvenile's self-incrimination case

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:47:28 GMT

The Colorado Supreme Court has overturned a judge's decision to toss a teenager's sex assault confession after ruling that Colorado law only requires a parent to be present during a police interrogation of a juvenile, regardless of the parent's motive. Justice William W. Hood III, delivering the opinion of the Colorado Supreme Court, reversing Judge Donna Schmalberger's decision barring Denver prosecutors from using a confession by a 16-year-old juvenile identified only as A.L.-C.

Universal Health Care Experiment A Tough Sell In Colorado

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:25:35 GMT

The closing days of the push to make Colorado the nation's first state with universal health care are showing why supporters face such steep odds. Most voters have already received ballots in the mail and endured a long campaign to explain the measure, but huge questions remained at a meeting this week in suburban Denver to examine the proposal: How much is this really going to cost? Who would decide what my health care would look like? And what if it all ends in failure? The measure would set up a $25 billion-a-year health care system funded by payroll taxes, replacing the system of paying private health insurers for care and opting out of the federal health care law.

Powerful voters - Colorado

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:03:13 GMT

Strike up a conversation with one of the young people teeming around Denver and its suburbs and it's easy to find a story to back up the numbers: young and educated Americans following jobs or family members or in search of a progressive environment and quality of life have migrated to Colorado. They're here to stay and to vote.

Hillary Clinton wins Colorado student vote in mock election that...

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:41:06 GMT

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8. Hillary Clinton won the Colorado vote among upper elementary, middle and high school students in a recent mock election that has traditionally mirrored how adults will vote for president of the United States.

Pence plans stops Wednesday in Nevada, Utah, Colorado

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:16:57 GMT

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has announced a new campaign swing through the West with stops in Nevada, Utah and Colorado as he stumps for the Republican presidential ticket two weeks before the election. Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate plans an 11 a.m. appearance in Reno Wednesday at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Driverless truck from Uber's Otto makes beer delivery in Colorado

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:56:13 GMT

A self-driving truck built by Uber's unit Otto made a pioneering delivery of beer in Colorado last week, Otto announced Tuesday. The 18-wheel semi loaded down with Budweiser made the 120 mile trip from Fort Collins through the center of crowded Denver to Colorado Springs using only its panoply of cameras, radar and sensors to read the road.

A ring found in Colorado led a Lafayette high school to look back in time to find its owner.

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:22:34 GMT

A ring found in Colorado led a Lafayette high school to look back in time to find its owner, and the mystery has been solved. A Colorado Springs detective said the owner's storage locker was broken into and she was not sure what was taken until she saw her ring on Facebook.

Inmate in southern Colorado hangs himself in cell

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:14:32 GMT

The Valley Courier in Alamosa reports a deputy on a routine inmate check found Johnathan Kirk Rutherford on Wednesday. The inmate was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

These four Colorado incumbents deserve re-election to Congress

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:46:11 GMT

Reps. Jared Polis, Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn and Ed Perlmutter all represent safe districts and all deserve to be re-elected. In an election season with so many complicated decisions before voters, we find it bittersweet that a handful of Colorado's congressional districts are fairly easy calls.

Nearly 114,000 Colorado ballots returned a week after ballots were mailed; Dems lead the way | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:13:44 GMT

With Election Day two weeks away, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is providing more places for residents to get their votes counted. The office announced Monday the locations of 12 more Voter Service and Polling Centers across the county, including in Falcon, Monument, Fountain and Fort Carson.