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Is texting while driving legal in Colorado? State lawmaker says, ‘Hell, no!’

A state senator behind legislation this year that increased the penalty for texting while driving is “livid” over recent conversations that the bill may have made the dangerous practice legal. Sen. Lois Court, D-Denver, referenced a Tuesday Denver Post article with the headline, “Hold the phone. Did Colorado just make it legal to text and […]

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Eco-wisdom — out of the mouths of babes (and climate warriors)

If a 7-year-old sports a T-shirt proclaiming, “My Body, My Choice” or “Don’t Tread On Me,” it’s a fairly safe assumption mom or dad had something to do with it. But what if 17-year-old “climate warrior” and “hip hop artist” Xiuhtezcatl Martinez proposes a regulation to the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission requiring that drilling permits […]

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Interior chief to Colorado’s Cory Gardner: Ancients ain’t on the bubble

So, maybe all us Coloradans at last can stop our worrying, OK? U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office even provided a video clip of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke confirming for Gardner in a committee hearing Tuesday what Gov. John Hickenlooper had concluded earlier this year: that Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Southwest Colorado isn’t going […]

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Effort to fund Colorado Energy Office fails after Republicans raise objections

Ponnequin Wind Farm near Carr, Colo. (Ed Andrieski/AP)

An effort to save much of the Colorado Energy Office failed on Tuesday after Republicans objected to a funding request made by the governor’s office. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, asked for $3.1 million to preserve the Energy Office, which — in addition to promoting renewable energy — also assists schools, the agriculture industry and […]

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BLM lands in Colorado roar economically when they’re very quiet, says new report

BLM Public Lands

Peace and quiet in Colorado’s great outdoors has a value all its own, according to a study released Tuesday by the independent economic analysts ECONorthwest. In 2015, non-motorized recreation such as camping, hiking, climbing, hunting, mountain biking and rafting attracted 1.23 million visits to public lands from the mountains to the plains, generating $54.3 million […]

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Colorado’s economy is booming, though some constraints could be coming

Colorado's Capitol dome gleams in the sunlight in this picture taken on Opening Day of the Legislature, Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado’s economy has grown for the past eight years since the economic downturn, and it’s on a path towards the longest expansion in the state’s history, lawmakers heard Tuesday. State budget writers received an update from the governor’s office and legislative staff on the June revenue forecast for the state. Colorado is currently in its […]

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