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Bipartisan conservation poll shows increasing concern over environmental issues in Western States

An annual bipartisan survey on conservation in Western states found an increase in voter concerns over climate issues from land and water use to wildlife populations and wildfires. The 14th ...

Camp Amache is now officially part of the National Park system

Colorado can now claim the country’s newest national park: Amache National Historic Site. Almost two years after President Joe Biden signed the bill that would turn the former World War II J...

The Blotter, Feb. 12-13

Tuesday 3:05 a.m. A man who allegedly got in a fight with another man on the 400 block of East First Street was arrested for disturbing the peace. 12:27 p.m. A man at Manna soup kitc...

Colorado Attorney General files lawsuit to stop Kroger-Albertsons merger

The potential $24.6 billion merger between the companies that own King Soopers and Safeway faces a legal challenge from the Colorado attorney general. Attorney General Phil Weiser said in a ...

Guns would be banned in variety of places in Colorado under new Democratic bill

Colorado gun owners would be barred from carrying firearms in a wide array of public places in the state, under a Democratic bill recently introduced at the state Capitol. Senate Bill 131 wo...

Stricter ban on cellphone use while driving advances at the Colorado legislature

Colorado drivers better get ready to put away their cellphones while behind the wheel. The state legislature is moving forward with a bill that would ban the use of handheld electronic devic...

Colorado Democrats push for ban on new oil and gas drilling in the state

Sen. Jaquez Lewis says she will push for total ban by 2030 and requiring oil and gas companies to pay more for abandoned wells

The Blotter, Feb. 9-12

Monday 2:34 a.m. A person in the 1000 block of East Second Avenue was arrested on a warrant. 3:04 a.m. A person at Iris Park, 1235 Camino del Rio, was arrested for trespassing. 3...

How Ouray’s ice farmers nurture a frozen crop that is beautiful and climbable

The ice axes make a satisfying “thwack” every time a bundled-up climber, one tool in each hand, swings them into the frozen wall. Shattered bits fly off as the line of climbers inches up fro...

Colorado snowpack has rebounded, but it’s too early to promise a water win for rivers and reservoirs

Colorado's winter got off to a slow start, but snowpack levels have finally started to rebound to normal levels across the state. Statewide, snow accumulation across Colorado is about 98% of...

Must a gas utility pay its own customers to unhook in the name of climate change? Colorado is about to find out

Atmos Energy, which provides only natural gas, is protesting environmental group demands that it help customers switch to clean electricity

The Blotter, Feb. 8

Thursday 8:58 a.m. A woman at Manna soup kitchen, 1100 Avenida del Sol, was arrested for trespassing. 12:44 p.m. A person at Home Depot, 1301 South Camino del Rio, was arrested for a...