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Launch of Loveland fire authority discussed

  Launch of Loveland  fire authority discussed             Officials from Loveland’s city and rural fire departments discuss the Jan. 1 launch of the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority on this month’s“Loveland’s Talking” show on cable TV channel 16.  The program is also available on the City of Loveland YouTube channel. Establishment of the fire authority will end the current contractual agreement between Loveland Fire & Rescue and the Loveland Rural Fire ... Full Story

DEA Takes Down Cortez Area Methamphetamine Trafficking

  DENVER – Earlier this week the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) led Southwest Drug Task Force and the 22nd Judicial District Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force arrested five people responsible for trafficking highly pure methamphetamine in the Cortez area, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and Acting Special Agent in Charge Kevin Merrill announced today.  Five of the eight defendants were arrested yesterday without incident.  The other three defendants were already in custody prior ... Full Story

Guilty pleas from Aurora couple

Attorney General announces guilty pleas from Aurora couple who perpetrated an elaborate workers compensation fraud scheme DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has secured guilty pleas from two Aurora residents who stole $120,000 worth of workers’ compensation funds from Pinnacol Assurance. Martin Lobatos (DOB: 8/26/1971) pleaded guilty to theft, a class-three felony, and making a false statement on a worker’s comp claim, a class-five felony. He ... Full Story

Beef Leads Growth in Colorado Agricultural Exports

Beef Leads Growth in Colorado Agricultural Exports   LAKEWOOD, Colo. –Compared to 2010, Colorado’s exports of agricultural products increased 23 percent in the first nine months of 2011 to $967 million, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy, grains and processed foods. “This is great news for Colorado producers,” said Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar.  “Governor Hickenlooper has been a big supporter of these efforts and we look forward to developing additional markets ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Senate Vote to Expand Payroll Tax

Press Release Today, Mark Udall issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-49 against expanding the payroll tax cuts. Earlier this week, Udall urged his colleagues to pass the bill because it would lower the tax burden on Colorado's middle-income workers and help business owners boost the economy. "I'm very disappointed that the Senate did not extend the payroll tax cut that would have given some relief to Colorado's struggling workers. Some leading economists estimate that the ... Full Story

Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee

  Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee, Vows to Continue Working for Consensus on Detention Provisions to Prevent Presidential Veto Defense Authorization Passes Senate; Bill will Help Military Save Money and Lives   Mark Udall released the following statement after voting last night with his Senate colleagues to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012.  Udall was selected as a member of the conference committee that will finalize the ... Full Story

Lander’s Tom Bell Receives RMFU Media Excellence

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Media Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding contribution in journalism, publishing or media that furthers the values and goals of Farmers Union in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. In 2011, the award is given to Tom Bell, the founder of the bi-weekly High Country News. Tom Bell, a Wyoming cowboy born in Lander, started his environmental newspaper 41 years ago. High Country News is now headquartered in Paonia, Colorado, and Tom Bell is retired. But his ... Full Story

Larimer County Open Space: December 2011

  Red Mountain Open Space Seasonal Closure Begins December 1, 2011 Effective Thursday, December 1, 2011, seasonal closure of Red Mountain Open Space, north of Fort Collins, begins. Because of winter weather conditions and the protection of wintering range for big game, as set forth in the Management Plan for Red Mountain Open Space, the area will remain closed to the public throughout the winter months, re-opening to the public on March 1, 2012. Hermit Park Open Space to Implement ... Full Story

435 Arrests during Thanksgiving DUI Crackdown

435 Arrests during Thanksgiving DUI Crackdown

    Heat is On Holiday Crackdown Continues through January 2   Denver, CO (December 02, 2011) – Heavy DUI enforcement in Colorado over Thanksgiving week netted 435 drivers suspected of drinking and driving. The arrest numbers are up this holiday season, compared with the same time period last year when 363 drivers were arrested for DUI. According to preliminary reports, there were five people killed in crashes in the state over the Thanksgiving weekend and four of the ... Full Story

Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Of A Child

  Former Denver Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Of A Child And Aiding And Abetting Department of Justice Press Release Denver – Timothy Wayne Lee, age 45, formerly of Denver, was sentenced late today to serve 180 months (15 years) in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn for sex trafficking of a child and aiding and abetting, United States Attorney John Walsh and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Yacone announced. Following his 15 year sentence, Lee was ... Full Story

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