Colorado

Sean MacEntee

A bill to fund broadband connectivity in rural parts of Colorado is now on Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk.

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The Colorado Senate has unanimously passed legislation intended to avoid a financial crisis for the state’s Parks and Wildlife agency by raising hunting and fishing fees.

On their first wedding anniversary, Mike Klingner asked his wife, Jane Adams, a favor. He was getting ready to leave for the Vietnam War as a pilot.

“Mike said the night before he left, ‘If I’m killed in action, I want to be buried in Arlington,’” Adams said.

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Southwest Colorado residents are among some 620,000 statewide being notified that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and dates of birth, was posted on a state Judicial Department website. The Durango Herald reports that some 15,000 letters are being mailed to residents in Montezuma and Dolores counties.

Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Colorado is expected to become a more crowded place in the future. Recent forecasts from the State Demography Office predict the population could swell to 8.5 million by 2050, up more than 50 percent from 2015’s 5.5 million. Projections are that Montezuma County will grow to about 44,000 people by 2050, 64 percent above current numbers, while Dolores County will grow by 21 percent and La Plata County by 70 percent. 

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