A southern Colorado town worried about the closing of a state prison there next year could look to a nearby facility for hope.
Gov. John Hickenlooper visited southeastern Colorado on Tuesday to talk with employees at a rural prison that’s closing because of budget cuts.
A former University of Northern Colorado professor who police said secretly videotaped male students in his home bathroom has been denied parole.
A wildfire in southeast Colorado has spread to nearly 22 square miles, but it is about 90 percent contained after drops of water and fire retardant from the air and work by ground crews.
Homes are being evacuated where a fire has burned 11 square miles in southeast Colorado.
A wildfire burning near Las Animas grew to about 11 square miles on Sunday, leading authorities to call for some home evacuations in Hasty along U.S. 50.
State lawmakers proposed delaying the closure of a southeastern Colorado prison amid concerns from rural county officials who say the facility is a big economic driver for the region.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says he recognizes that closing a prison in rural southeastern Colorado will have a “significant impacts” on the community.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing state lawmakers slash public school funding by $375 million to help come to grips with an estimated $1 billion budget gap that’s looming as federal stimulus money dries up and the economy continues to lag.