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Category: Government :: Colorado
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State auditor sues GOCO to force audit of grant program 24.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado Office of State Auditor is suing Great Outdoors Colorado to force a performance audit of the grant program, which GOCO says jeopardizes its constitutionally provided independence from state meddling.
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Solar array will power low-income homes 20.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Work is under way to build a new solar array in Steamboat Springs that will benefit low-income residents. Yampa Valley Electric Association is building the array with support from GRID Alternatives and the Colorado Energy Office. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to attend the ribbon cutting event Sept. 16. The solar array is being built at the YVEA headquarters on Elk River Road in Steamboat. With 30 arrays, the facility is planned as a 148-kilowatt system to be placed on .185 acres. By comparison, YVEA's solar array in Craig is 577 kilowatts. The project has received approval from the city's planning department. Four other electric associations are participating in the low-income solar array program. Collectively, they will be able to produce 579 kilowatts, and GRID hopes it will provide power for 150 homes. The Colorado Energy Office awarded GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. YVEA General Manager Diane Johnson has ...
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Red Fleet fishery showing improvement 16.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The effort to improve and restore the fishery at Red Fleet Reservoir 10 miles north of Vernal apparently is going well. The reservoir was treated with rotenone in October of 2015, killing all the fish and giving biologists a chance to start over. The problem fish were fertile walleye, which had been illegally placed into the reservoir and posed a threat to endangered fish that lived below the reservoir in the Green River. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists recently spent two nights ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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What next for Colorado's home-grown carbon offset program? 15.8.2016 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Eight years after launching a public-private carbon offset program, it's time for a shift in strategy.
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Rally at Aurora immigration facility seeks to stop mass incarcerations, deportations 2.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
About 30 protesters outside an Aurora federal jail Monday called for a stay in regard to a grandfather who faces deportation to Mexico.
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EPA Watchdog Opens a Probe Into 2015 Colorado Spill 2.8.2016 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The EPA’s inspector general has opened a criminal investigation into last summer’s massive mine-waste spill in Colorado’s Animas ...
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Bat tests positive for rabies in southeastern La Plata County 28.7.2016 Durango Herald
A bat found on private property in southeast La Plata County tested positive for rabies, officials with the San Juan Basin Health Department announced Tuesday.In a prepared statement, local health officials said so far this summer, seven bats have been tested for the highly contagious and potentially fatal disease, but only one came back...
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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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