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Tennessee Pass rail plans still alive as Utah oil train debate continues to rage

Tennessee Pass rail plans still alive as Utah oil train debate continues to rage

It’s been just over a year since a key federal agency rejected an expedited lease deal to revive rail service on Union Pacific’s dormant Tennessee Pass Line through Eagle County, prompting one…

Election-denying conspiracy theorists dominate Republican state assembly

Election-denying conspiracy theorists dominate Republican state assembly

Joe Oltmann, a far-right conspiracy theorist who in December called for Democratic Gov. Jared Polis to be hanged, was briefly nominated for governor by delegates at the Colorado Republican Party’s…

Senate panel agrees much more domestic mining is needed to reach Biden electric vehicle goals

Senate panel agrees much more domestic mining is needed to reach Biden electric vehicle goals

A White House climate goal to transition the United States to electric vehicles is in trouble if the nation cannot produce more minerals that go into those vehicles’ batteries, U.S.…

Sandoval of Pueblo earns Democratic frontrunner status to take on Boebert for CD3 seat in Congress

Sandoval of Pueblo earns Democratic frontrunner status to take on Boebert for CD3 seat in Congress

Sol Sandoval emerged as the only candidate on Tuesday night to qualify for the Democratic primary ballot in the 3rd Congressional District through the assembly process, securing her spot as…

‘Big Lie’ election questioning erodes confidence at local level, says defeated Gypsum candidate

‘Big Lie’ election questioning erodes confidence at local level, says defeated Gypsum candidate

Baseless yet relentless Republican attacks on the results of the 2020 election known as the “Big Lie” trickled all the way down to Gypsum’s mayoral race this week. And it…

Bill to study mental health benefits of plant-based psychedelic drugs pulled pending vote

Bill to study mental health benefits of plant-based psychedelic drugs pulled pending vote

At the sponsor’s request, a panel of state lawmakers rejected a bill to study the mental health benefits of plant-based psychedelic drugs. The bill sponsor, Democratic Rep. Alex Valdez of…

Admission of weed dealing by GOP hopeful fires up drug policy debate ahead of state assembly

Admission of weed dealing by GOP hopeful fires up drug policy debate ahead of state assembly

With Republicans focusing on fentanyl and Colorado’s rising crime rate in the 2022 election, an Eagle County state senate candidate’s admission of “selling drugs on the side” in college is raising eyebrows ahead of…

House votes to decriminalize marijuana in federal law as Colorado lawmakers split on party lines

House votes to decriminalize marijuana in federal law as Colorado lawmakers split on party lines

The U.S. House passed legislation Friday to legalize marijuana nationally, but its future is much less clear in the Senate. The House voted 220-204 to approve the measure, which would…

Colorado Senate hopefuls ignore climate science, spread misinformation in Republican primary

Colorado Senate hopefuls ignore climate science, spread misinformation in Republican primary

Residents in Big Thompson Canyon east of Estes Park became the latest Coloradans to flee their homes in fear of a nearby wildfire on Monday, just hours after the NCAR…

How Facebook is helping with Ukraine relief while navigating free-speech minefield in Russia

How Facebook is helping with Ukraine relief while navigating free-speech minefield in Russia

Social media companies are scrambling to rewrite rules and add tools for relief efforts during the ongoing invasion of Democratic Ukraine by neighboring and authoritarian Russia. And U.S. Facebook groups ranging from…