Governor John Hickenlooper signed seven bills into law today, the first of his administration…An Army led investigation into a helicopter crash in Colorado’s mountains last summer cites operator error among its causes…The Pueblo City Council plans to issue a letter opposing closure of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility near Las Animas, according to the Chieftain…and, the Colorado Division of Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service plan to launch a two-year research project this month on Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Ouray area.

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