During critical legislative hearings into Colorado’s Corrections Department and Parole Division, one state senator was regularly tweeting, surfing the Web and updating her Facebook page with information that had nothing to do with the hearings.
Nearly 100 federal judges and their wives descended on the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, a five-star resort at the foot of the Rockies, for a judicial conference over the Labor Day weekend despite deep federal budget cuts.
Rick Raemisch, the new executive director of Colorado’s corrections department, today ripped his own parole and corrections departments for having ‘lax’ policies, misguided procedures and a recidivism rate he described as ‘embarrassingly high’.
People from all over want to help Colorado victims recover from the flooding. That includes volunteers from Texas who came to lend a helping hand.
The head of Colorado prisons told lawmakers his department needs to improve the monitoring of parolees, and that officials are considering using cell phones instead of electronic bracelets to do so.
The Colorado Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee began investigating Thursday what one legislator described as an ‘ongoing culture of problems’ within the state parole department.
Wheat Ridge Fire Chief Steven Gillespie is resigning from his department, three weeks after three other fire administrators resigned en masse in a protest over his leadership.
The Joint Judiciary Committee of the Colorado Legislature will hold hearings Thursday and Friday into what committee chairs call “serious deficiencies in the operations of Intensive Supervision Parole.”
Stimulus funds aimed at jump starting the economy paid for about 4,000 trees in Denver, with many ending up at million dollar homes in Denver’s priciest neighborhoods where residents can afford to buy their own.
Oil and gas officials and state regulators say it’s unclear if flooded drilling sites around Colorado will result in any groundwater or soil contamination.