U.S. Forest officials say they may have to shut down some national forests in Colorado and Wyoming…and, Pueblo’s Urban Renewal Authority is expected to begin its search for a new Executive Director tomorrow.

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College presidents and educators are telling Colorado lawmakers they need flexibility to set tuition rates if the state wants them to give up $300 million in state funding…The state Senate officially approved a bill today that would require all uranium mines and mills in Colorado to clean up nuclear waste…Democratic Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado [...]

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Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is among state leaders across the country receiving threatening letters from an extremist group…Air Force officials say they were unable to determine who left a cross at a worship space for pagans and other Earth-centered religions at the Air Force Academy, or whether it was malicious…and, a new feasibility study released [...]

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Regional airports are set to receive funding from the state to help facilitate maintenance and construction projects…and, a new Four Corners monument is under construction at the site where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet.

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Colorado lawmakers have approved several new tax bills, which now go before the governor for approval…Colorado’s state-chartered worker compensation insurer has offered the state $200 million for greater autonomy…and, Colorado’s two Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate are scheduled for their first debate tonight.

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Democratic Congressman John Salazar says the Obama Administration needs to take it easy on Colorado energy producers as it pushes for more green power…and, a new committee in LaJunta hopes to draw more visitors to the area.

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An Amtrak rider who alarmed fellow passengers in Colorado by talking about terrorist threats on a cell phone was pulled from the train in La Junta, and faces a felony charge of endangering public transportation…Gov. Bill Ritter is urging a group looking at water issues across the state to offer some ideas by the time [...]

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Nashville based Corrections Corporation of America plans to close its Walsenburg prison, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…Some state lawmakers are concerned about the use of Native American mascots at public schools…and, the Chieftain also reports that a Pueblo trauma surgeon currently in Haiti is blogging about his experiences.

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Congresswoman Betsy Markey (CO-4) has asked credit card companies to waive fees on donations bound for relief efforts in Haiti…the Colorado State University System has released a draft of a proposed ban on guns on its Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses…and, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa announces he will not seek re-election.

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The Army decides to stop pursuing an expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, for now…and, Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff says he’s still running for the US Senate race, and has no plans to drop out or run for governor.

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