Latest Colorado state government News

Police: Driver health may be issue in fatal church bus crash

Jun. 24, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat to veer off a highway and crash, killing the driver and a man training to become a Catholic priest. Investigators were looking into the...

2 dead in charter bus crash in southern Colorado

Jun. 23, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A charter bus carrying 15 members of a church group ran off a highway after striking a bridge support Sunday in southern Colorado, killing two people and injuring several others, a state patrol official said. The bus was carrying a charter group from a church in Albuquerque, New...

Interior's Bernhardt quiet on possible new BLM headquarters

Jun. 10, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he is looking at every job in the Bureau of Land Management to determine if the role is essential and if it should be based in Washington, D.C. Bernhardt said at the Western Governors' Association conference Monday that once those questions are...

Colorado will leave house-sized boulder along highway

Jun. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A boulder the size of a house that tumbled across and gouged a southwestern Colorado state highway last month will stay put. State officials plan to rebuild the highway next to it, saving taxpayers money and possibly creating a tourist attraction. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that...

The Latest: Democratic presidential hopefuls target Biden

Jun. 2, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro says he's hoping his campaign for president will prove Latinos aren't scared by President Donald Trump's racism. Castro is the only Latino...

Presidential hopeful Hickenlooper backs impeachment probe

May. 30, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ex-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has become the latest Democratic presidential hopeful to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Hickenlooper described himself Thursday as an "extreme moderate" but said special counsel Robert Mueller's (MUHL'-urz) statement...

Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

May. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority. Dan Gibbs, chief of the state Department of Natural Resources, said lawmakers did...

The Latest: Father of school shooting hero talks of love

May. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The father of the student killed while trying to stop a gunman at his Colorado school says it was no surprise to him and his wife that their only son did what he had to do that day. Echoing other speakers,...

The Latest: Harris says Barr representing Trump, not US

May. 5, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential campaign (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Fresh from last week's viral moment in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Kamala Harris said the attorney general "lied to Congress" and "is clearly more interested in representing the...

The Latest: I-70 near Denver reopens after fiery pileup

Apr. 26, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on fatal pileup on Interstate 70 near Denver (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Transportation officials have reopened an interstate that was badly damaged by a fiery crash west of Denver. The Colorado Department of Transportation opened Interstate 70 in both directions Friday...