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Colorado lawmakers pass bill criminalizing cellphone use while driving

Drivers will be able to legally make calls only if they use a hands-free accessory

The Blotter, May 10-12

Durango Police Department Sunday 9:13 a.m. Four trucks were parked in fire lanes at the La Plata County Fairgounds. Police issued citations. 5:19 p.m. A man was carrying a butcher kn...

Here’s what the Colorado Legislature did for criminal justice reform during 2024 session

The Colorado Legislature approved a variety of bills changing the state’s criminal justice system relating to law enforcement, jails, and protections for those convicted of crimes. Here are ...

Colorado nonprofit helps working single moms keep their vehicles running

For many, having a reliable vehicle is not just a luxury, it's a necessity. It helps one get to work, take their kids to school and manage the daily demands of life. However, when the need f...

Coloradans’ injuries from guns have cost $8.4 million in health care in six-year span

Two years ago, Colorado hit a record number of firearm-related injuries – which racked up $8.4 million in medical bills. More than 7,000 health care claims were filed in 2022, according to a...

To-go alcohol to be a permanent part of restaurant takeout in Colorado

Picking up a to-go cocktail or glass of wine will be a permanent feature of restaurant takeout in Colorado, thanks to a new law signed by the governor. Gov. Jared Polis used an executive ord...

Colorado lawmakers reject push to prevent local short-term rental rules from applying to backcountry huts, cabins

Senate Bill 213 draws ire of counties

The Blotter, May 8

Durango Police Department Wednesday 7:55 a.m. A suspicious-looking man was looking into multiple businesses in the 3700 block of Main Ave. 9:32 a.m. Someone reported a gas leak in the 100 bl...

Effort to protect same-sex marriage at the polls kicks off in Colorado

State Constitution still defines marriage as being between a man and a woman

Colorado lawmakers pass bipartisan property tax relief bill as 2024 legislative session comes to a close

The General Assembly hopes its legislation will persuade voters not to back property tax measures on the November ballot that would ravage state and local government budgets

Colorado House members join vote to save Speaker Mike Johnson

Only Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette voted to move forward on effort to oust Johnson

Colorado lawmakers mark boisterous end to legislative session

In recent years, sessions have wrapped up with rancor and exhaustion. This year, the mood was more positive