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Oil and gas generates $1 billion in state and local taxes for Colorado, report finds - Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Colorado's oil and gas industry and its employees pay almost $1 billion in taxes each year, according to a new study released Friday by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs National Popular Vote Act - Sat, 16 Mar 2019

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday quietly signed a bill that pledges Colorado's Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote.

Colorado has more money this year, but cooling economy could jeopardize Polis' kindergarten plan - Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Economists laid out two different predictions about Colorado's economic future Friday, and which one gets picked by the state lawmakers in charge of writing the budget could determine whether Colorado pays for all-day kindergarten this fall.

Colorado State University names first female president - Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Colorado State University's next president will likely be the first woman to fill that role, though an employment agreement can't be finalized for at least 14 days. On Friday, the university's Board of Governors announced it has chosen Joyce E. McConnell, provost and vice president for academic affairs at West Virginia University, to replace outgoing president Tony Frank.

Boulder County leaders say air quality changes in oil, gas bill will mitigate cross-jurisdictional conflicts - Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Boulder County officials and state lawmakers hope the provisions to boost air quality monitoring at oil and gas development sites in a controversial statehouse bill will quell fears of extraction equipment lining jurisdictional boundaries.

Colorado Senate gives final approval to oil and gas reform bill - Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Among the changes, the bill would make is changing the mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to protect public health and safety. Supporters of the bill also say the bill will ensure more local control over oil and gas regulations.

Two measures in state Legislature seek to end surprise medical bills - Tue, 12 Mar 2019
When Joshua Wachman, an 18-year old freshman at the University of Colorado, checked himself into Boulder Community Hospital after dislocating his shoulder, the receptionist checked his insurance card, approved his coverage and told him a doctor would see him shortly.

New drilling still likely to impact Boulder County's air, underground even if oil and gas reform bill passes - Fri, 8 Mar 2019
Even with a proposed sweeping overhaul of state oversight of the oil and gas industry that includes provisions that would allow Boulder County to nix drilling as a legal land use for at least some areas, new extraction projects could still continue lining its borders and intruding into its boundaries underground.

Christopher Watts admits to murders of daughters in CBI interview - Thu, 7 Mar 2019
Christopher Watts admitted to murdering both of his young daughters, telling investigators his earlier story that his wife killed their two children was a lie he "just went with."

Weld joins Colorado counties declaring themselves a "Second Amendment sanctuary" - Wed, 6 Mar 2019

A handful of conservative Colorado counties are pushing back against a potential state law that would let judges order the removal of firearms from people they determine to be a safety risk.

ICE's Aurora facility housing fewer detainees with criminal backgrounds, more transferred from border - Wed, 6 Mar 2019
Since adding more beds to the Denver region's immigration detention center in January, the percentage of detainees held in the federal facility who have prior criminal histories has decreased dramatically.

Weld County commissioners pass resolution declaring county a 'Second Amendment sanctuary' - Wed, 6 Mar 2019
Weld County on Wednesday became a so-called "Second Amendment sanctuary county".