The Environmental Protection Agency has given final approval to Colorado’s strategy to reduce air pollution, which relies heavily on switching some coal fired power plants to natural gas…

Pueblo City Council voted last night to postpone indefinitely a decision on city employee benefits for domestic partners, the Chieftain reports

Colorado government leaders have marked 11 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a service that also recognized the victims of the Aurora theater shooting and historic summer wildfires.

 

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