Friday, June 23, 2017

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Troubled Colorado state mental hospital can't keep up with inmate competency evaluations - Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The state mental hospital cannot keep up with an unexpected surge in court-ordered competency evaluations for accused criminals, the Colorado Department of Human Services said Thursday in asking for relief from a long-standing lawsuit.

Activists’ bid to stop Rocky Flats construction is premature, judge rules - Wed, 21 Jun 2017

Community activists trying to stop construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge were premature in filing a temporary restraining order because that work won't begin until next year at the earliest, a federal judge said in a ruling this week.

Hold the phone. Did Colorado just make it legal to text and drive? - Wed, 21 Jun 2017

A little-noticed provision in Colorado's new texting-while-driving law, which strengthens penalties for scofflaws, says the practice isn't illegal so long as it isn't done in “a careless or imprudent manner.”

Researchers in Jeffco are tagging and tracking rattlesnakes to help make sure you never see one - Tue, 20 Jun 2017
A new study that implants chips in rattlesnakes hopes to pull back some layers of the slithering creatures' mystique, giving Jefferson County Open Space helpful information for creating a safer park experience for visitors and snakes alike.

Trump budget cuts, GOP health care bill could hurt programs that aid a half-million Colorado kids, DeGette says - Mon, 19 Jun 2017

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette on Monday called for a stop to the "hyperpartisan" politics she says are fueling the GOP health care bill that - along with President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts - would slash money from programs that help more than half a million Colorado children.

Cynthia and Mike Coffman have filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage - Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman filed for divorce over the weekend, according to a spokeswoman for the pair, splitting after roughly a dozen years of marriage.

Fort Carson shooting leaves one wounded, prompts two-hour shelter in place order; suspect in custody - Fri, 16 Jun 2017

Personnel at Fort Carson were ordered for about two hours on Thursday afternoon to shelter in place after one person was wounded in a shooting.

Frederick church to celebrate Celtic traditions next week, in September - Thu, 15 Jun 2017
A church in Frederick will transform into fifth century Celtic Ireland for a day in September.

Anadarko allowed extra month to finish state directives following Firestone house explosion - Thu, 15 Jun 2017
State regulators of oil and gas operations are giving at least one operator another month to ensure flow lines aren't damaged or leaking, finish abandoning inactive pipes and reconfigure or remove any systems.

Head of Colorado state mental hospital resigns as hospital is placed on "termination track" - Thu, 15 Jun 2017

The head of Colorado's state mental institution has resigned in the midst of a staffing shortage that resulted in federal regulators determining the Pueblo hospital poses an “immediate and serious threat to the health and safety” of its 449 patients.

German police: Munich shooting suspect lived in Colorado - Wed, 14 Jun 2017
BERLIN — A 37-year-old man alleged to have shot a police officer in a Munich subway station after randomly attacking another passenger had been living with his father in Colorado and was on a European trip, German officials said Wednesday.

Federal hiring freeze causing headaches at Rocky Mountain National Park - Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Every year for more than a century, thousands and sometimes millions of visitors have trekked to Rocky Mountain National Park in search of adventure and beauty While 2017 will be no different, many visitors will experience delays and long lines for much of the busy season due to a slow hiring process and budgetary challenges.

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