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3 min ago | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Southern Colorado Men Co-Author Benghazi Book

The newly-formed, bi-partisan Benghazi Committee will hold its first hearing Wednesday to try and figure out what led to the attacks in 2012. Two men from Southern Colorado, who were there the night of the attacks, want to be invited to share their accounts.


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1 hr ago | Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Habitat for Humanity Seeks to Help Flood Recovery Families

The State of Colorado has awarded the organization with $4,000,000 in Disaster Recovery funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to construct 35 new homes in partnership with flood survivors over the next 12 months.


Related Topix: Colorado Government, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

5 hrs ago |

Colorado: an important swing state in 2014

The 2014 mid-term election is shaping up to be a nail biter. After making few gains in 2012, Republicans are set to take over the Senate, keep control of the House, and perhaps make gains in individual state governments, such as Colorado, which is controlled by Democrats.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Beauprez, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Mark Udall, US Senate, Senator Mark Udall

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Colorado advocacy group hoping to bring down healthcare costs

Jake Williams is the executive director of Healthier Colorado, a group that launched on Sept. 15, 2014, to advocate for health-care policy changes on the state and local level.


Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, Health Insurance

10 hrs ago | LongmontFYI

Odds of hitting a deer down, but Colorado drivers must keep heads up

A deer stands in the shade near Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, May 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Littleton, CO

11 hrs ago | Denver Westword

Filmmaker Jim Harvey on His Colorado Water Documentary

Jim Harvey's soon-to-be-finished feature documentary, The Great Divide , aims to tell the tangled story of water in Colorado -- a subject as vast as the state and the eight states that Colorado supplies water to. He's looking at the acequias in the San Luis Valley, the export of water to Arizona, California and beyond, and the legal complexities of who owns water and why.


Related Topix: Country, Yampa, CO, Pagosa Springs, CO

13 hrs ago | KKTV

Woman Escapes Accused Kidnapper

A Southern Colorado woman managed to escape a reported abusive kidnapping, where a man threatened the lives of her and her children. Pueblo Police arrested 35-year-old Andrew Vigil on charges of 2nd Degree Kidnapping, 3rd Degree Assault and Domestic Violence.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

17 hrs ago | Denver Post

Off-season weddings can offer savings, sentiment

Myles and Jamie Sibley took their vows this year on a snowy April 6 at Devil's Thumb Ranch near Winter Park. Provided by Brinton Studios When many people think of weddings, they think of lush greenery, warm sunshine giving way to cool evenings and twinkling stars, abundant flowers.


Related Topix: Wedding

21 hrs ago |

Immigration isn't gaining any midterm traction

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., spends most of his days campaigning furiously across his suburban Denver district, which Democrats and Republicans view as one of the most competitive House races in the country. But on Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., the retired Marine and former Colorado secretary of state first elected to Congress in 2008 takes a break from campaigning to learn Spanish.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado Government, Scott Brown, US Senate, Barack Obama

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Snowmaking arms race 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The first snowfall has happened in Colorado. It even snowed in Denver last week.


Oscar Season Kicks Off In Toronto

Yes, awards season officially kicked off at the Toronto International Film Festival where several awards-friendly films flaunted their wares. It's a bit like poutine .


Related Topix: Celebrities, Robert Downey Jr., Movies, Entertainment, Magic Mike

Denver Post

Colorado ballot measures drive turnout, and help or hurt candidates

Voters visited one of Denver's Voter Service Centers at the Blair-Caldwell Library on Nov. 5, 2012. Ever since Colorado decided its first ballot issue in 1912 - shooting down prohibition as a state law - voters have decided many of the state's most controversial issues, some of which are called wedge issues because of how adamantly people take sides.


Related Topix: Colorado Government, Marijuana, US News

Denver Post

Colorado foster care youth less likely to graduate than homeless kids

Latisha Alvarado Barrington, a psychology major at the University of Colorado Denver, prepares to leave the Auraria Campus on Wednesday. Barrington faced a lot of hurdles growing up in the foster care system.


Related Topix: Colorado Government, Family, Kids, Auraria (Denver, CO), Denver, CO

Denver Post

Colorado hop growers reap record harvest to supply local craft brewers

A worker identified only as Vincente gathers vines of hop plants at Misty Mountain Hop Farm near Olathe on Tuesday morning. Colorado grows an estimated 75 acres of hops, most of them on small Western Slope farms.


Related Topix: Olathe, CO, Beer, Drink

Denver Post

Flood-damaged Colorado roads are getting a makeover

One of the largest road rebuilding projects in state history is being conducted so highways and streets can better take another roundhouse punch by Mother Nature. At least that's the consensus of state transportation officials who saw 486 miles of roadway closed by September 2013 flooding.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Colorado Political News

Denver Post For Sale: Anschutz? Polis? Gill? Citizen Kane?

Digital First Media's decision to pursue "strategic alternatives," including a possible sale, could result in The Denver Post, and 13 smaller newspapers in the state, operating under local ownership by early next year, media analysts predict Rick Edmonds, an analyst with The Poynter Institute, said wealthy investors have purchased the flagship newspapers in Washington, Boston, Minneapolis and Anchorage, Alaska, under what he calls the "Black Beauty" strategy. "You might end up with a nice owner who gives you a warm stall," he said.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat

Vail Daily News

Candidates share views about water storage

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of e-mailed questions to the candidates for District 26 in the Colorado House of Representatives, incumbent Diane Mitsch Bush and challenger Chuck McConnell. This week's question is: Does Western Colorado need more water storage in the form of reservoirs? What's the best way to make that happen? McConnell: Yes, Western Colorado absolutely needs more water storage in the form of reservoirs.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Steamboat Springs, CO, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Ralphie Report

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State: Enemy Intel with House of Sparky

To get a Arizona State point of view on Saturday's match-up against the Sun Devils at Folsom we sat down with Justin Emerson of House of Sparky for a quick Q&A. You can read our answers to his questions here .


Related Topix: Sports, University of Colorado NCAA, NCAA Sports

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Colorado flooding service day

Gov. John Hickenlooper will be being joining in various service projects in Manitou Springs, Evans, Loveland and Longmont on Saturday. He'll end the day in Lyons at a flood relief fundraiser sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Manitou Springs, CO, Loveland, CO, Longmont, CO

Brandon Sun

Vive Le North Colorado Libre? Scotland, Quebec have company in cowboy country

There's a separatist movement close to home that's just suffered an electoral disappointment, is reviewing its long-term strategy, and will root in the meantime for the Yes side in Scotland's upcoming referendum. Parti Quebecois, you have company in cowboy country.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform


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