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Category: Government :: Colorado
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As new director takes helm, state stands at crossroads for natural resources 25.7.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Colorado stands at a pivotal time for policies related to natural resources.Newly appointed Department of Natural Resources director Bob Randall is taking the helm at a time when environmental issues have boiled over.He has the background to hit the ground running, having served as interim director since...
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It's Been A Rough Few Weeks For The Private Prison Industry 22.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Despite the bizarre politics on display in Cleveland, sometimes knowing where someone stands on an issue is pretty straightforward. We can be sure about this: The private prison industry doesn't share our goal of ending mass incarceration. In fact, they profit more the bigger our criminal justice system grows--the country's two largest private prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, made $361 million in profits in 2015 alone. Think about what we could do with that money. We could invest in things people really need, like job training and mental health care, and alternatives to incarceration. In the past few weeks we've taken big steps towards getting our money back from the shareholders, executives, and Wall Street banks that profit from mass incarceration: Colorado's Kit Carson Correctional Center, operated by CCA, will close at the end of this month--it will be the fourth private prison to close in the state since 2009. The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition ...
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Farm near Mead hits auction block, but it’s the water everyone has their eyes on 17.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
A family-owned farm square in the path of northern Front Range development hits the auction block next week. But it's not the land that has everyone talking. It's the water.
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Utah anglers signing up for and completing cutthroat slam 12.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Interest among anglers wishing to complete Utah’s Cutthroat Slam appears to be high. What, exactly, is the cutthroat slam? It is a program established by the Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited encouraging anglers to catch the four species of cutthroat trout that are native to Utah. Those are the Bear River, Bonneville, Colorado River and Yellowstone. Those who complete the slam receive a medallion and certificate. Cost to enter is $20 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under, wi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Former Colorado wildlife chief fined for hunting charge 8.7.2016 Durango Herald
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – The former head of Colorado’s wildlife agency has pleaded guilty to a hunting-related trespassing charge that happened while he was in charge of the Department of Natural Resources.A judge signed off on Mike King’s plea to hunting in a closed area. As part of a deal, a hunting-out-of-season charge...
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Former Colorado official pleads guilty to hunting misdemeanor in Routt County 7.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The former executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources has pleaded guilty to a hunting-related misdemeanor in Routt County. On Wednesday, a judge signed off on Mike King's plea of guilty to hunting in a closed area, according to court documents. As part of a plea deal, the hunting out of season charge was dropped. King did not appear at Wednesday's hearing. He was allowed to mail in his guilty plea. King was fined $90 and had to pay $194.50 in other fees. He also could be assessed points on his hunting license. A message left for King was not immediately returned Wednesday. As the head of DNR, King oversaw agencies that guard Colorado's natural resources, including Colorado Parks and Wildlife, which oversees hunting in the state. King left DNR in January and took a job as planning director with Denver Water. King was issued a citation in September 2013 for unlawfully entering private land in south Routt County to hunt. In February 2014, the Routt County District Attorney’s Office ...
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4th of July weather bliss, ‘Summer Glory Index’ update 2.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Does it get any better than this?
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Darryl Glenn Wins Republican Primary for U.S. Senate in Colorado 29.6.2016 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The conservative county commissioner led a crowded field, setting up a critical swing-state race with Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet.
Downtown Denver reacts to active shooter at 15th and Wynkoop 29.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The suspect is dead and a woman is in critical condition following a shooting at The Alliance Center at 15th Street and Wynkoop on Tuesday. Police secured the scene and say the shooting was targeted, not random. People from surrounding buildings and the area reacted on social media. At 2:48 p.m.: ALERT: #DPD in the 1500 […]
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Growing medical marijuana could mean big business in Maryland. Here’s who wants in. 25.6.2016 Washington Post
Growing medical marijuana could mean big business in Maryland. Here’s who wants in.
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New Mexico sues Colorado over huge 2015 mine waste spill 23.6.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its neighbor to the north should be held responsible for the contamination caused by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill as well as decades of toxic drainage from mines near the headwaters of the Animas River. The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office […]
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New Mexico sues Colorado over huge 2015 mine waste spill 23.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its neighbor to the north should be held responsible for the contamination caused by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill as well as decades of toxic drainage from mines near the headwaters of the Animas River.
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Mesa County authorities downgrade alert level at landslide area near Collbran 15.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Mesa County authorities have downgraded the alert level for residents near the West Salt Creek landslide area near Collbran because of recent warm temperatures and lower creek levels.
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And the west is history 12.6.2016 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “The whole San Juan is interested in the improvement of the fish hatchery, for the reason that practically all fish placed in the San Juan streams by the state of Colorado will be taken from this hatchery.”75 years ago: “Gifts...
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And the West is History 7.6.2016 Durango Herald
100 Years Ago: “Pled Guilty: W.H. Welch who was apprehended Saturday for the purloining of a couple of Stilson wrenches from the Colorado Cold Storage Company, one of which was later turned over to the authorities. Upon the identification because discovered by a local second-hand dealer the other, not yet...
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Hickenlooper appoints Bob Randall as Colorado natural resources chief 7.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday announced the appointment of Bob Randall as executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, drawing praise from conservationists.
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Pickup truck plows through doorway into Colorado Convention Center 7.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A pickup truck plowed into the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver Monday night, an investigation is underway.
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One dead after car strikes pole in Lakewood 6.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The driver was heading northbound on Kipling at about 3:30 a.m., when the accident happened near Kentucky Avenue, said Lakewood Police spokesman TJ Jacobson.
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Colorado conservationist Eddie Kochman dies at 73 6.6.2016 Denver Post: Local
A longtime employee of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Kochman managed the state’s fisheries. After he retired, he continued to put his heart into conservation.
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Metro Denver home prices up 10 percent from previous year 1.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for metro Denver measured a 10 percent gain in March from a year earlier, the third highest after Seattle and Portland.
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