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Colorado delegation, EPA administrator to tour Gold King Mine and host town hall Friday

DURANGO, Colo. – Several of Colorado’s top politicians will hold a joint town hall meeting Friday afternoon directly after they tour the Gold King Mine with Environmental Protection Agency staffers, including the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt. Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Scott Tipton and Durango Mayor Dick White will be […]

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EPA pays out $54K more to Colorado for Gold King Mine reimbursement costs

DENVER – Colorado and some local jurisdictions in the southwestern part of the state are getting fractions of what was initially sought in reimbursement money from the Environmental Protection Agency for the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill, but received another $54,000 Thursday. The EPA said in January that it would not fully repay the […]

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Colorado Rep. Lamborn’s bill would strip federal funding from NPR, Corp. for Public Broadcasting

WASHINGTON – Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn introduced two resolutions this week that would strip hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding from National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that he says could be better spent on the U.S. military. The two resolutions brought forth in the House of Representatives, HR 726 […]

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Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary, Heather Wilson, an Academy graduate and NM congresswoman

DENVER – President Donald Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary. The White House said Monday it would nominate Wilson, a graduate of the Air Force Academy and former New Mexico congresswoman, to the post. Wilson served as New Mexico’s 1st congressional district representative from 1998 to 2009 and was the […]

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Report says throttle malfunction cut engine, caused Thunderbird pilot to crash after Academy flyover

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – An Air Force Thunderbird that crashed in Colorado Springs after a flyover at the Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony in June suffered a throttle malfunction before the crash, according to a report from Air Combat Command. The pilot of the F-16CM Thunderbird, Maj. Alex Turner, reported engine trouble and ejected before […]

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More than 20K ballots in Colorado not counted because of signature discrepancies, ID problems

DENVER – More than 21,000 General Election ballots in Colorado weren’t counted because voters either failed to verify discrepancies in their signatures, didn’t sign their ballots or didn’t verify their registration with a form of identification. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office certified the state’s election results late last week. The certified results show 2,859,216 […]

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Donald Trump backs off some campaign promises, reinforces others in ’60 Minutes’ interview

DENVER – Americans got their first look at what a Donald Trump White House will look like Sunday in an interview with “60 Minutes,” and the president-elect is already tamping down expectations for some of the promises he made during the campaign season. Trump’s interview with Leslie Stahl was done last week and released Sunday. […]

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PNM working to lure Facebook data center to New Mexico

Facebook appears to be interested in building a new data center in New Mexico, according to filings made with the state Public Regulation Commission Friday by the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM). PNM filed a motion with the PRC Friday asking it to consider fast-tracking an application it filed that would provide Facebook […]

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Former NM senator will face trial in fraud case

Former New Mexico state senator Phil Griego will face a trial on most of the corruption charges he originally faced regarding his possible profit from a land deal in Santa Fe. Second Judicial District Court Judge Brett Loveless ruled Friday afternoon that there is probable cause to pursue charges on nine of 10 criminal counts: […]

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Teen suspect in Jaydon Chavez-Silver shooting pleads guilty to lesser charges

One of the teens charged in the fatal shooting of Jaydon Chavez-Silver in Albuquerque last summer pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the case Tuesday. Nicholas Gonzales-Villasenor was indicted last August on first and second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, or their numerous alternatives. Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to one count of shooting at a dwelling […]

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