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Colorado regulators propose new oil and gas pipeline rules, but critics call for more

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:56:40 GMT

Matt Lepore, executive director of Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, left, addresses members of the media during a press conference at their headquarters on April 27, 2017 in Denver. Lepore was addressing the recent house explosion in Firestone that killed 2 people and severely injured a third.




Waiting for snowflakes at Colorado ski resorts

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:36:30 GMT

On Sept. 29, the first snowfall of the season dusted Colorado ski resorts, dropping just enough white flakes for impatient snowboarders to score a downhill run through the trees.




Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:56:32 GMT

A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Peru being tested in June 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin and Callie Meyers, then a senior and junior, respectively, at Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado. A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Peru being tested in June 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin and Callie Meyers, then a senior and junior, respectively, at Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado.




Skiing Colorado: Copper Mountain

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:56:31 GMT

A skier flies through the fresh powder on the black run Endeavor at Copper Mountain Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. The Summit County resort had 12 inches new snow Tuesday morning and 33 inches over the past three days.




Colorado gets $400,000 to study effectiveness, benefits of dual enrollment programs

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:56:30 GMT

Hinkley High School student, Catherine Gibson, turns toward her college algebra class to explain a problem she works on the board in this 2013 file photo at Hinkley High in Aurora. A $400,000 federal grant will fund research to help determine the benefits of dual enrollment in Colorado, a growing trend among high school students that officials say boosts academic and real-life skills.




Sen. Coram highlights unused investment law for start-up businesses

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:50:55 GMT

The Montrose Republican is starting a new business designed to supply seeds to hemp farmers who are having problems getting them. But because it's nearly impossible to get a bank to help finance such an operation, Coram is using a never-before-used law called crowdfunding.




Signs of WWII crashes linger in northern Colorado wilderness

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:45:54 GMT

Remnants of an engine for a B-17 bomber aircraft sit along fallen trees above the clouds in Pingree Park on Sept. 29. Hikers can find a network of trails leading to the site of the 1943 plane crash.




Colorado to get a first taste of Arby'sA elk sandwich

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:51:31 GMT

"We have the meats," says Arby's , and last year the chain branched out into wild game, rolling out a venison sandwich in select markets in five states.




Inmate Hangs Herself In Cell At Western Colorado Jail

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:50:24 GMT

Inmate Hangs Herself In Cell At Western Colorado Jail Authorities say an inmate who hanged herself in a western Colorado jail died soon after she arrived at a hospital. Arrest Made In Douglas County Death Investigation Detectives with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office have arrested one suspect in the case of a body found on the side of the road near I-25 in Douglas County.




Colorado Bans Solitary Confinement For Longer Than 15 Days

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:03:56 GMT

Colorado Bans Solitary Confinement For Longer Than 15 Days Inmates in state prisons can't be held in solitary confinement for more than 15 days, the Colorado Department of Corrections announced on Thursday. Caregiver Responds To Charges Of Leaving Dementia Patients An Evans woman is facing five neglect charges after police say she walked out on the job at a senior living facility in early September.




Colorado community colleges search for new president

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:40:32 GMT

Sterling Mayor Dan Torres addressed the panel on what traits he would like to see in the next CCCS president. Dr. Nancy McCallin, President of Colorado Community College System, presented an overview of the history and purpose of CCCS to stakeholders during a listening forum at Northeastern Junior College.




Navy holds dual birthday-USS Colorado celebration in Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 04:36:11 GMT

Art Cyphers, a VP with the Navy League Colorado Springs Council, right, and Welling Clark, with the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee, take pictures of the crest for USS Colorado submarine during a 242-year-old birthday party for the U.S. Navy Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. The crest was designed by Lt.




Your Colorado home may have a racist history

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:58:32 GMT

Freeze Watch issued October 13 at 3:56PM MDT expiring October 15 at 9:00AM MDT in effect for: Garfield, Mesa Fire Weather Warning issued October 13 at 2:59PM MDT expiring October 14 at 7:00PM MDT in effect for: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, Saguache Freeze Watch issued October 13 at 2:56PM MDT expiring October 15 at 8:00AM MDT in effect for: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Prowers Fire Weather Warning issued October 13 at 12:51PM MDT expiring October 13 at 6:00PM MDT in effect for: Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin Fire Weather Watch issued October 12 at 2:58PM MDT expiring October 14 at 7:00PM MDT in effect for: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, Saguache




Fourth Suspect In Killing Of Father Charged With Murder

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:58:31 GMT

Fourth Suspect In Killing Of Father Charged With Murder A fourth person has been charged with the murder of a father who was gunned down over the summer after getting his wallet stolen. Attorneys For Robert F. Kennedy's Grandson Want Aspen Case Sealed A member of the Kennedy family who got into a bar fight in Colorado doesn't want the details released.




Inside CDOT's avalanche mitigation process

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:55:19 GMT

Fire Weather Watch issued October 12 at 2:58PM MDT expiring October 14 at 7:00PM MDT in effect for: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, Saguache More than 400 avalanche passes threaten Colorado's transportation system every year, but in order to prevent a potentially deadly disaster in the winter, CDOT prepares during the fall by creating man-made avalanche spills - and Denver7 got an exclusive look into the process to make roads safer for both residents and tourists alike. CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo.




Group launches campaign to rename Colorado's Gore Range

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:05:43 GMT

Like Gore Pass, Gore Creek and many other regional spinoffs, the craggy reach _ which also touches parts of Grand and Routt counties _ is named for a 19th century Irish aristocrat named Lord St. George Gore. Of course, the peaks existed for millennia ahead of the baronet's first steps on American soil for a hunting expedition in the 1850s.




Marijuana sales in Colorado up 21 percent as pot shops crack $1 billion threshold earlier than ever

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:20:08 GMT

Colorado's legal marijuana dispensaries generated over $1 billion in sales during the first eight months of 2017 - a 21 percent year-over increase putting the Centennial State on path to having its best year yet in terms of retail pot sales. Licensed pot shops in Colorado sold a total of about $1.02 billion worth of marijuana products between January and August 2017, including $733,057,112 in recreational sales and $291,978,141 in medical sales, according to data released Wednesday by the state's Department of Revenue and analyzed by The Cannabist , the Denver Post's marijuana news portal.