Colorado

Gail Binkly

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper made a brief appearance in Cortez on Sunday to sign a bill that supports the growing of industrial hemp.

Debate among Colorado lawmakers got heated on Tuesday during consideration of a symbolic measure to denounce President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees entry into the United States.

The measure, considered in the Democrat-controlled House, ultimately passed by a voice vote. Some Republicans said privately that they felt stung by statements made ahead of the vote by Rep. Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton. Salazar chided Republicans for not backing the measure – House Joint Resolution 1013 – accusing them of supporting civil rights when it is politically expedient. 

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A state agency has issued a rare “call” on the Dolores River, an action designed to see whether water is being taken in accordance with legal rights.

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Ballots are arriving in mailboxes throughout Colorado, but some are being returned as undeliverable.


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A proposal to double the miles of trails in the Phil’s World system east of Cortez could result in “significant impacts” to wildlife.

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