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Body Found in Saguache County

(February 19, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are investigating a body discovered in the county on February 18, 2018. A hiker in the area of County Road 42 and County Road Z discovered a female body just after 10:00 a.m. and alerted authorities on Sunday morning. The investigation is ongoing to determine the identification of the deceased, as well as the circumstances surrounding the person’s death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office at (719)655-2544. Early indicationsRead More


Denver International Airport Announces New Chief of Staff

Cristal Torres DeHerrera Appointed as Chief of Staff for Denver International Airport DENVER — Denver International Airport (DEN) today announced the appointment of Cristal Torres DeHerrera as its chief of staff. As one of five executive vice president positions at the airport, DeHerrera will be responsible for managing the airport’s External Affairs business unit which includes overseeing the airport’s Executive Office and Government and Community Affairs, including the DEN Commerce Hub. In her role, DeHerrera will lead development of the airport’s strategies, policies and plans related to legislative and regulatory activities at the local, stateRead More


Bennett boys in Frontier consolation semis tomorrow; ‘Burg tips off Patriot tourney tonight

by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor After a 53-43 win over Bruce Randolph in the pigtail round of the Frontier League Tournament Feb. 15, the Bennett Tiger boys fell to top-seeded Denver School of Science & Technology-Stapleton 80-36 in the quarterfinals Feb. 17. The orange-and-black are still alive in the tournament but need a victory at The Pinnacle in the consolation semifinals Feb. 21 to extend their season. Wednesday’s game is slated to start at 6 p.m. With a win, Bennett would play in the fifth-place game at approximately 12:30 p.m.,Read More


Strasburg girls on road in Patriot quarters tonight; Bennett in Frontier semis Thursday

by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor After dispatching of visiting Estes Park 62-30 in the pigtail round of the Patriot League District Tournament Feb. 16, the seventh-seeded Strasburg Lady Indians travel to No. 2 seed Eaton for the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. today. Win or lose, Strasburg will travel to either Resurrection Christian or Brush in the semifinal round tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 21). The championship and consolation semifinals take place at higher seeds’ home courts tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 21) with the championship round going throughout the day Friday, Feb. 23 atRead More


Byers girls play district quarters tonight; boys off until semis on Thursday

by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor The Byers Lady Bulldogs are hoping for a deep run in the 2A District 4 Tournament, starting today when they host Front Range Christian in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. With a win, the No. 4-seeded green-and-white will advance to play top-seeded Limon in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Thursday at Vista Peak High School in Aurora. The Byers boys avoided the quarterfinal round, receiving a bye as the top seed. They will take on the winner of tonight’s game between Front Range Christian andRead More


Deer Trail girls & boys tip off district play tonight

by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor The 1A District 7 Tournament gets started tonight with the quarterfinals for both Deer Trail basketball teams. Both squads enter this week’s action the fifth seed. The Eagle boys tip their game off against Colorado School for the Deaf & Blind at 4 p.m. at Elbert High School. The girls face off against Elbert at 6:45 p.m. at Genoa-Hugo High School. A loss tonight ends the season but a win advances teams to the semifinals on Friday, Feb. 23, at Limon High School. The firstRead More


Gardner Issues Statement on Immigration

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following his votes to advance immigration reform: Our immigration system is broken and that’s why I voted for solutions. President Trump has repeatedly stated he wants to address the Dreamer population and increase border security and the proposals I supported today would have done exactly that. I’m dissapointed we were not able to find a solution this week but that does not mean our work is over. I’ll continue to work with Senator Bennet and my other colleagues on bothRead More


President’s Day 2018 — Monday, February 19

DID YOU KNOW?? Many get to enjoy a long weekend thanks to George Washington! Presidents’ Day arrives every third Monday in February and is a federal holiday, which means most government offices, post offices and banks are closed. The holiday, which falls on Monday, Feb. 19 this year, was initially established to honor George Washington. The federal government still refers to the day as it was originally designated by law, calling it Washington’s Birthday. President Washington was born on February 22, 1732, but the holiday can occur between February 15 through FebruaryRead More


Consumer Products — the dominant source of air pollution? New study reports

Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and other institutions. People use a lot more fuel than they do petroleum-based compounds in chemical products—about 15 times more by weight, according to the new assessment. Even so, lotions, paints and other products contribute about as much to air pollution as the transportation sector does, said leadRead More


Proposed Bill Could Help Improve Insurance Coverage Options

DENVER – Coloradans confronting a narrowing number of increasingly expensive health insurance options could soon have one new option available to them, if a bill making its way through the Colorado Statehouse continues to progress.   Senate Bill-132, authored by Parker Republican Jim Smallwood, requires the state’s Insurance Commissioner to seek a waiver from federal Obamacare rules that restrict the sale of so-called catastrophic care plans, which could soon allow every Coloradan to purchase such plans through the state’s Obamacare exchange. Smallwood’s bill passed its first legislative test Thursday, winning unanimousRead More