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Category: Government :: Colorado
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No special session to address transportation funding in Colorado this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper says 20.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he will not call a special session of the Colorado legislature to address transportation funding, despite his frustration with a lack of sufficient progress on the issue at the statehouse this year.
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Extraction offers to move 40 wells out of Broomfield 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Extraction Oil & Gas has offered to drop the number of wells it wants to drill in Broomfield to 99 and move the other 40 to unincorporated Weld County, near Erie.
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Man who used sledgehammer to break into a Park Meadows jewelry store gets 96 years in prison on racketeering charge 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A man who came to Colorado from Detroit intending to rob a jewelry store has been sentenced as a habitual offender and will spend 96 years behind bars.
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Rene Lima-Marin’s release from prison hits snag amid federal immigration hold over residency status 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
While Rene Lima-Marin's family eagerly awaited his release from prison, immigration authorities put the reunion on hold -- prompting family fears that he might be deported.
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Need startup money? ABC’s “Shark Tank” holding May 24 open call for entrepreneurs in metro Denver 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
"Shark Tank," the TV show that catapulted entrepreneurship into prime time, is hosting a casting call May 24 at the Comcast store in Centennial.
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Bonfils-Stanton Foundation honors three longtime contributors to Denver’s art scene 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The annual Bonfils-Stanton Foundation awards are different than other honors handed out on behalf of the arts in Denver. For two reasons. Bonfils-Stanton gives out money, it doesn’t take it, and that allows it to choose folks who often go under-recognized for their hard work.  The honorees walk away with a check for $35,000. That’s gratitude you can spend.
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Apartment executive sentenced to federal prison for exposing Overlook at Mile High tenants to asbestos dust 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
108 tenants of the Overlook at Mile High were exposed to asbestos during 2014 remodeling project. The judge called John Tom Williams' actions "criminal."
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Sunday fatal shooting ruled Colorado Springs’ 15th homicide this year — a 275 percent increase over 2016 17.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The death of a 33-year-old man Sunday in Colorado Springs has been ruled the city's 15th homicide this year, a 275 percent increase over the four homicides recorded at the same point in 2016.
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Federal lawsuit seeks to block construction of trails, visitor center at Rocky Flats 17.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A group of community and activist groups on Wednesday filed suit in federal court in an attempt to block trail-building and construction of a visitor center at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, claiming that government officials have not adequately analyzed the environmental risks of opening the former nuclear weapons manufacturing site to the public.
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Man with multiple warrants barricades self in home in Westminster 10.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A man with multiple warrants for his arrest has barricaded himself inside a home in Westminster after police attempted to contact him Tuesday evening.
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One day left: Tug-of-war over Energy Office escalates as Colorado legislative session nears end 10.5.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The General Assembly entered its penultimate day with more than 190 bills still outstanding and cranked through the list like a sausage factory, approving most and defeating others. Here's what happened.
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Tensions mount in Colorado House as debate continues on charter school funding deal 9.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The fate of a proposed compromise that could send more funding to charter schools was unclear Monday night as lawmakers in the Colorado House of Representatives battled over the issue.
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Tickets go on sale May 15 for Michelle Obama speech in Denver 8.5.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Michelle Obama will help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Women's Foundation of Colorado at a July 25 event at the Pepsi Center.
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Donald Trump’s energy policy clouds future of Colorado Energy Office 8.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
A top Republican lawmaker is using a pressing deadline to renew the Colorado Energy Office to demand significant changes and realign the office with the energy priorities outlined by President Donald Trump’s administration.
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Anadarko Tried to Be a Good Neighbor. Then a Home Exploded 4.5.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Anadarko’s CEO said Wednesday he was ‘saddened by tragic events’ after a fatal gas blast was linked to a nearby natural-gas well. The oil and gas company’s shares fell 9%.
2 earthquakes rattle Northwest Colorado last week 26.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The earth made some rumbles at about 11 a.m. on Earth Day, Saturday when a minor earthquake originating roughly 3 miles west, northwest of Rangley left some people feeling shaken. “It was the most bizarre thing. There was this boom. The house seemed to be spinning. I swear I saw it moving side to side. There was this loud noise like a siren. There was a crashing sound. Then it was over, completely over,” said Rangley resident Mickey Allen. The earthquake registered a moment magnitude (Mw) of 3.7 at a depth of about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers). “Typically a magnitude 3.0 to 3.9 event would be only slightly felt as a vibration, maybe similar to that of a passing truck. People on upper floors of buildings would notice it more,” said Matt Morgan, deputy director and senior research geologist for the Colorado Geological Survey . However, the relatively shallow depth of the tremor may explain why it was short and sharp and people in Rangely felt rattled. “I don’t think it lasted more than two seconds. I have been ...
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Concerns about Trump administration spur Thompson Divide oil and gas lease lawsuit 20.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Questions about whether the Trump administration will defend a recent decision canceling oil and gas leases in Thompson Divide led Pitkin County and a local nonprofit to sue the federal government Wednesday, officials said.
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How a Private Prison Company Used Detained Immigrants for Free Labor 3.4.2017 Mother Jones
When Carlos Eliezer Ortiz Muñoz arrived at the Denver Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado, in 2014, he was given a clothing package and assigned to a housing unit, where he'd have to stay for months. Like tens of thousands of other immigrants across the country who are kept in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention each night, Ortiz and his fellow detainees were waiting to see if they'd win their immigration cases or face deportation. Before long, the private prison company that ran the detention center put Ortiz to work. Each day in his housing unit, guards assigned a crew of six detainees to clean the private and common living areas; scrub down toilets, showers, and eating tables; and sweep and mop floors. "None of us got paid anything," Ortiz said in a court statement. But he couldn't protest—he knew he could be sent to solitary confinement if he refused to do the cleaning. "Some of the guards would threaten us by saying, '¿Quieres ir al hoyo?'" Ortiz said. "'You want to go to ...
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What's Attacking the Web? A Security Camera in a Colorado Laundromat 20.3.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A video recorder in a Colorado laundromat is just one of hundreds of thousands of connected devices that host malicious software. Often left without adequate protections, these devices are drafted into ‘botnets’ that are constantly attacking the internet.
Soroco saving energy, money after free audit 20.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
A state energy program is helping the South Routt School District save energy and lower utility costs for district buildings. The district was able to complete an energy audit through the Colorado Energy Office’s Energy Savings for Schools program, identifying low-cost ways to save money and energy. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, as much as 30 percent of a school district’s total energy is used inefficiently or unnecessarily. The audit took place in May 2016 and was specifically for Soroco High School and Soroco Middle School buildings. Some of the updates already have been put in place and will pay for themselves within the first year or two after implementation. For example, the district is spending only $200 to upgrade hot water piping insulation, which is expected to save $530 and 130 therms of energy annually. The upgrade was identified through the audit. The district also spent $200 to repair a dishwasher hot water heater leak, which will, in turn, save $770 and 7,800 kilowatt ...
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