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A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado could be headed to the Governor’s desk by the end of the week. The full house held a lengthy debate on the measure and is scheduled to take a final vote today. As Bente Birkeland reports, the debate once again fell along party lines but this year Democrats have the votes to pass the bill.


Colorado Springs police and firefighters would get a raise, but the whole workforce would have to shoulder more healthcare costs. Those are among the proposals Mayor Steve Bach’s administration presented to City Council. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports.


The nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail is adding a new section expected to be ready for hiking this summer. The section takes part of the Canada-Mexico Continental Divide Trail and incorporates it into the Colorado Trail. Executive Director of the Colorado Trail Foundation Bill Manning says the new 80-mile route offers users a scenic alternative to the current route.

“The existing users will have a choice when they’re traveling the Colorado Trail and they get as far Southwest as Twin Lakes they’ll get to a particular junction where they’ll make a decision on whether to go right on the Collegiate West or left on what we call the Collegiate East or the route that has been the Colorado Trail for a longer period of time.”

The route doesn’t increase the total distance of the trail, but creates a 160-mile loop in the area. The Colorado Trail runs between Denver and Durango.

 

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